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COPY 

Journal of the Proceedings 

OF THE 

CITY COUNCIL 

OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Wednesday, November 15, 1939 



at 2:00 O'CLOCK P. M. 



{Council Chamber, City Hall) 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 



Present — Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, and 
Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, Smith, 
Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, OrRkoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn. 

Absent — Aldermen Kenna, Ropa, Bauler and Meyer. 



On motion of Alderman Grealis, it was ordered that 
the record show that Alderman Meyer was absent on 
account of illness. 



Call to Order. 



On Wednesday, November 15, 1939, at 2:00 o'clock 
P. M. (the day and hour appointed for the meeting) 
Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, called the City 
Council to order. 



Quorum. 



The City Clerk called the roll of members and there 
was found to be 



A quorum present. 



Invocation. 

Rabbi Louis J. Lehrfield of Austin Community Cen- 
ter opened the meeting with prayer. 



JOURNAL (October 30, 1939). 



The City Clerk submitted in printed form the record 
of the proceedings of the regular meeting held on 
Monday, October 30, 1939, at 2:00 o'clock P. M., signed 
by him as such City Clerk. 

Alderman Kacena moved to correct said printed 
record by inserting between the twenty-sixth and 
twenty-seventh lines from the top of the page in .the 
right-hand column of page 1128, the following lan- 
guage: 

"[November 3, 1937] Aloysius Hanley, for com- 
pensation for personal injuries and damage to auto- 
mobile; 

[February 7, 1938] Mrs. E. M. Loesen, for com- 
pensation for personal injuries and damage to 
wearing apparel;". 

The motion prevailed. 

Alderman Kacena moved to approve said printed 
record, as corrected, as the Journal of the Proceedings 
of said meeting, and to dispense with the reading 
thereof. 



The motion prevailed. 



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November 15, 1939 



REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS FROM 
CITY OFFICERS. 






MAYOR. 



Approval of Appointments of Members of the City 
Planning Advisory Board. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, submitted the 
following communication: 

Office of the Mayor,] 
Chicago, November 15, 1939.] 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago, Chicago, Illinois: 

Gentlemen — Pursuant to the authority vested 
in me by the resolution adopted by the City Coun- 
cil July 12, 1939 (Coun. J. pp. 644-645) also 
(Municipal Code of Chicago, 198A-1), I hereby ap- 
point the follov/ing persons as members of the City 
Planning Advisory Board to serve respectively for 
the following terms: 



Two Years. 



Raymond S. Blunt 



J. P. Kilty 



Walter E. Sheffer 

Three Years. 

Samuel J. Horwitz John H. Kerr 

Harold J. Kjellander 



Four Years. 



Saul D. Alinsky 
Byron Cain 
Nicholas Cotsiopoulos 
Walter W. DeCherrie 
Harry W. Deck 
Matt C. Flanagan 



Robert H. Ford 
Paul Gerhardt, Jr. 
Ralph Lee Goodman 
Samuel Greenfield 
Joseph B. Meegan 
Charles Pike 



Sigmund Wlodarczyk. 

The above-mentioned persons are in addition to 
the ex-officio members provided for in and by the 
resolution mentioned above. 



Sincerely, 



(Signed) 



Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 



Alderman Brody moved to suspend the rules tem- 
porarily to permit immediate consideration of and 
action upon the foregoing appointments. 

The motion prevailed. 

Alderman Brody moved to concur in said appoint- 
ments. Seconded by Alderman Grealis. 

The motion prevailed. 



Report as to the Status of Negotiations for Improved 
and Unified Local Transportation Service. 



Honorable Edward J. Kelly, 
following communication : 



Mayor, submitted the 



Office of the Mayor, [ 
Chicago, November 15, 1939. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I am in receipt of a communication 
from the Chairman of the Council Committee en- 
gaged in attempting to negotiate with the local 
transit companies a tentative form of franchise for 
improved and unified local transportation. 

The committee advises that it has reached an 
"impasse", one of the main reasons being the re- 
fusal of the company representatives to agree to a 
start on improvements of service, immediately 
upon approval of the ordinance, using their avail- 
able cash and credit for that purpose. 

I transmit the communication to you for your 
consideration. 

Yours very truly, 

(Signed) Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 

The following is the communication submitted with 
the foregoing communication: 

Chicago, November 15, 1939. 

To the Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor of 
Chicago: 

On October 5, 1939, the Subcommittee appointed 
to draft a unified traction ordinance resumed con- 
ferences with Walter A. Shaw, Guy A. Richardson 
and Colonel A. A. Sprague, Negotiators appointed 
by Judge Wilkerson, upon an assurance from these 
Negotiators that their earlier proposals were not 
to be considered upon a "take it or leave it" basis 
as expressed in their letter to the Committee on 
Local Transportation on July 19, 1939. The Nego- 
tiators also assured the Committee the^t they would 
fully cooperate in drafting an ordinance providing 
for improved service to the car rider. 

Since that time the Committee has held ten con- 
ferences with the Negotiators. The Committee 
regrets to report that they are uniformly of the 
opinion that the terms of a satisfactory ordinance 
cannot be a^eed upon because the Negotiators are 
apparently more concerned with a guaranteed re- 
turn to the First Mortgage bondholders of the pro- 
posed company than giving improved service to the 
car rider of Chicago. 

The members of the Committee have stated that 
they cannot endorse the proposed Plan of Reorgan- 
ization how pending before Judge Wilkerson which 
Plan provides for an exchange of the existing First 
Mortgage bonds of the Companies of the Chicago 
Surface Lines for a like amount of bonds in the 
proposed new company with the same high rate of 
interest although the companies of the Chicago 
Surface Lines have been in receivership for thir- 
teen years and at the present time their First Mort- 
gage bonds are selling at Fifty Cents on the dollar 
in the open market, and provides further for a 
sinking fund of 1 V2 % annually retiring said bonds 
within thirty years, for the reason that the Plan 
apparently defers the possibility of furnishing good 
service by permitting the First Mortgage bondhold- 
ers to draw so heavily upon the earnings of the 
company. 

Although the Negotiators and the Committee are 
in accord that a new modernization program is es- 
sential to the welfare of the new company requiring 
the expenditure of approximately $100,000,000 and 
although the companies have in their possession 



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$30,000,000 in cash, $19,000,000 of which was col- 
lected from the car riders over a period of years 
for the specific purpose of keeping the physical 
properties of the companies in first class condition 
at all times, and $11,000,000 of additional cash in 
their possession, nevertheless, the Negotiators will 
not agree to the immediate launching of said im- 
provement program through the expenditure of 
said $30,000,000 claiming that said $30,000,000 is 
the property of the bondholders in the event of 
liquidation of the companies. They insist that they 
will not recommend the expenditure of any portion 
of the $30,000,000 to assist the new company in this 
modernization program unless and until the earn- 
ings of the new company are satisfactory to the 
First Mortgage bondholders. 

A reduction of the rates of interest upon the First 
Mortgage bonds has been discussed by the Com- 
mittee with the Negotiators, the Committee urging 
that the chief objective of all Reorganization Plans 
is to reduce fixed charges; that the present trend in 
all Plans of Reorganization is to recommend the 
reduction of rates of interest or an exchange of se- 
curities to accomplish that end. The Negotiators 
have stated that they have no power to discuss the 
matter of a change in the Plan of Reorganization 
with the Committee. 

The Committee is of the opinion that it would 
be unfair to the people to consider an ordinance 
based upon the: Plan of Reorganization as now pro- 
posed in the Federal Court proceedings. 

The present companies now in receivership can- 
not exist as public utilities without a franchise from 
the City. The right to use the City streets con- 
stitutes the basis for their earnings. A terminable 
permit clause in the proposed ordinance has been 
suggested by the Negotiators. The Committee feels 
that the bondholders in consideration of a termin- 
able permit should be willing to agree to a financial 
plan which will permit the new company to provide 
improved, modernized service to the car rider. 

The Committee feels that because of the present 
attitude of the Negotiators agreement cannot be 
reached on those essentials which will bring about 
improved service to the car riders. 

You have been present at many of the confer- 
ences between the Committee and the Negotiators. 
You will recall particularly the meeting of October 
27. 1939, when the representatives of the P.W.A., 
Col. Clark, Messrs. Shetterly and Sullivan from„ 
Washington and Mr. Kennicott of Chicago, were 
present. We regret that after three years of almost 
constant conferences with representatives of the 
major transportation companies of Chicago and the 
vast investigations which the staffs of the Com- 
mittee have made, that we cannot arrive at a satis- 
factory agreement with the Negotiators appointed 
by Judge Wilkerson. 

We believe that as Mayor of Chicago that you 
should report to Judge Wilkerson the present status 
of the negotiations between the Committee on 
Local Transportation and the representatives of the 
Court with the end in view that the Court may be 
fully advised of the reasons why we are unable to 
reach agreements which will be satisfactory to 
Your Honor, the City Council and the People. 

Subcommittee Appointed by the 
Committee on Local Transportation. 

By (Signed) James R. Quinn, 

Chairman. 



Alderman Quinn moved to approve the foregoing 
report. Seconded by Alderman Bowler. 

The motion prevailed. (Alderman Lindell requested 
that he be recorded as voting "No".) 

Alderman Quinn moved that the report be pub- 
lished. 

The motion prevailed. 

Alderman Kells moved that copies of the report be 
forwarded to the negotiators appointed by Judge Wil- 
kerson of the United States District Court. 

The motion prevailed. 



By unanimous consent. Alderman Quinn thereupon 
presented an order to authorize the Mayor to bring to 
the attention of the United States District Court the 
present status of negotiations between the Committee 
on Local Transportation of the City Council and the 
Negotiators appointed by the Court. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
the order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Quinn moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Mayor be and he hereby is 
authorized to bring to the attention of the United 
States District Court in which the so-called trac- 
tion cases are pending the present status of the ne- 
gotiations between the Committee on Local Trans- 
portation of the City Council and the Negotiators 
heretofore appointed by the court as set forth in 
the report of the Subcommittee on Drafting of the 
said Committee on Local Transportation in its com- 
munication of this date to the Mayor and presented 
by the Mayor to the City Council. 



Report as to the Granting of Extensions of Time for 

the Filing of Certain Documents in Connection 

Avith Traction Unification, Etc. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, submitted the 
following communication, which was, together with 
the communication transmitted therewith, ordered 
published and placed on file: 

Office of the Mayor,] 
Chicago, November 15, 1939.1 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith a letter from 
Mr. E. W. Clark, Acting Commissioner of Public 
Works (F.W.A.) approving February 1, 1940 as 
the date by which the requirements of subsections 
(c) and (f) of Section 9, Part I of the Subway 
Grant Agreement between the Government and the 
City of Chicago dated as of October 25, 1938 must 
be complied with, and April 1, 1940 as the date by 
which the requirements of subsection (g) of Sec- 
tion 9 of that agreement must be met. These sub- 
sections refer to the date upon which pending 
traction negotiations must be settled, a draft of 
ordinance submitted to the Administrator and a 
referendum held upon the ordinance when ap- 
proved. 



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I also desire to report that on October 30, 1939, 
pursuant to authority of the City Council, I trans- 
mitted to the Administrator for his consideration, 
a copy of A Comprehensive Plan for the Extension 
of the Subway System Including Provision for the 
Opening of E. and W. Congress Street from S. 
Michigan Avenue Westward, as provided by sub- 
section (j) Section 9, Part I (amended to read 
November 1, 1939) of the Subway Grant Agree- 
ment dated as of October 25, 1938. 

In submitting the subway extension plan includ- 
ing provision for opening Congress street, I advised 
the Administrator that the report and plan was 
only presented to the City Council and had Deen 
referred by it to a joint committee composed of 
members of the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety and the Committee on Finance. 



Yours truly. 



(Signed) 



Edward J. 



Kelly, 
Mayor. 



Federal Works Agency,] 
Public Works Administration, J- 
Washington, November 4, 1939.J 

Legal— CRS: kih 
Docket 111. 1891-F. 

Hon. Edward J. Kelly, Mayor of Chicago, Chicago, 
Illinois: 

Dear Mayor Kelly — This confirms my telegram 
of October 31, approving February 1, 1940 as the 
date by which the requirements of Sub-sections (c) 
and (f) of Section 9, Part I of the Grant Agree- 
ment between the Government and the City of Chi- 
cago must be complied with, and April 1, 1940 as 
the date by which the requirements of Sulj-section 
(g) of Section 9 must be met. 

The portions of the Agreement referred to fol- 
low: 

"(c) Unless the Applicant shall, by July 1, 
1939, or such later date as the Administrator may 
approve, have submitted to the Administrator 
satisfactory evidence of the termination of the 
proceedings referred to in Section 8 of Part I; or 

"(f) Unless the Applicant shall, not later than 
July 1, 1939, or such later date as the Adminis- 
trator may approve, have submitted to the Ad- 
ministrator for his approval a proposed ordinance 
providing for the unification and unified opera- 
tion of the local transportation systems in the 
City of Chicago, which proposed ordinance shall 
be in all respects satisfactory to the Administra- 

* tor and shall include (among others) provisions 

* * » 

"(g) Unless the ordinance or ordinances re- 
ferred to in subsection (f), in form satisfactory 
to the Administrator, shall have been adopted by 
the Applicant and duly approved at a referen- 
dum on or before September 1, 1939, or such 
later date as the Administrator may approve; or" 

It is expected that prior to February 1, 1940, the 
City will present to the Government a definite plan 
for the unification of the traction systems of Chi- 
cago. Such plan must be agreed to by all interested 
parties and must be embodied in a satisfactory form 
of ordinance before that date. The present exten- 
sion of time is granted to permit accomplishment 
of this result in time to assure proper use of the 
subway system upon completion of its construction. 
Of course, it is not necessary to impress upon you 



the desire of the Government that every effort be 
made to reach a solution of the problems involved 
in compliance with the sections of the Grant Agree- 
ment above referred to at as early a date as pos- 
sible. 

Sincerely yours, 

(Signed) E. W. Clark, 

Acting Commissioner of Public Works. 



Direction for the Issuance of a Permit to the Chicago 
Housing Authority to Construct and Maintain 
Driveways for the Ida B. Wells Low- Cost- 
Housing Project. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, submitted the 
following communication : 

Office of the Mayor, ( 
Chicago, November 15, 1939. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — My attention has been called by 
the Law Department to the application of the Chi- 
cago Housing Authority, which is hereto attached, 
for an order directing that a permit be issued to 
that body to construct and maintain certain drive- 
ways and - turnarounds in the site of the Ida B. 
Wells Low Cost Housing Project. 

The erection of this useful and much needed 
project has been unduly delayed by a variety of 
causes. In order that the work of completing this 
project be expedited I urge your prompt and ear- 
nest consideration of this application. 

I have had the Law Department prepare the or- 
der which the Housing Authority has requested and 
recommend its adoption. 



Yours very truly, 



(Signed) 



Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 



Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
the order submitted with the foregoing communication 
without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Dickerson moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby ordered to issue a permit to 
the Chicago Housing Authority to construct and 
maintain twenty-eight driveways across the side- 
walks in certain streets bounding and intersecting 
the Ida B. Wells Low Cost Housing Project situated 
in the area bounded by E. 37th street, E. Pershing 
road, South Parkway and S. Cottage Grove avenue, 
said driveways to be located as follows: 

E. 37th street 

2 — 10 -foot service driveways 

E. Pershing road 

2 — 10-foot service driveways 

E. 38th street 

2 — 10 -foot service driveways 

S. Cottage Grove avenue 

1 — 10 -foot service driveway 

1 — 18-foot parking driveway 

S. Langley avenue 

1 — 18-foot parking driveway 



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1 — 18 -foot service driveway- 
East side of S. Vincennes avenue 
3 — 18-foot parking driveways 
1 — 10-foot service driveway 
West side of S. Vincennes avenue 
3 — 18-foot parking driveways 
East side of S. Rhodes avenue 
3 — 18 -foot service driveways 
West side of S. Rhodes avenue 
1 — 14'-2" service driveway 
East side of S. Vernon avenue 
1 — 14'-2" service driveway 
West side of S. Vernon avenue 
4 — 12 -foot service driveways 
2 — 50-foot turnaround driveways. 

The exact location of the said driveways to be as 
shown on plan attached to the application for per- 
mit, said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 

Conforming to a contract entered into between 
the City of Chicago and the Chicago Housing Au- 
thority November 21, 1938, the inspection fees for 
said driveways are hereby waived. 



Suggestions Concerning the Land-Fill Method for the 
Disposal of Garbage and Refuse. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, submitted the 
following communication, which was ordered pub- 
lished and referred to the Committee on Finance: 

Office of the Mayor, | 
Chicago, November 15, 1939.} 

The Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I firmly believe that city cleanli- 
ness actually pays dividends. 

It favorably advertises the city to out-of-town 
shoppers and buyers. 

It attracts visitors — indeed, it aids in creating 
more business. 

That in turn supplies more employment. 

The result is a more prosperous city. 

Of the larger cities, New York probably makes 
a more intensive and extensive effort than any 
other city toward street cleanliness. Three days 
were recently devoted in an attempt to ascertain 
what they do and how they do it, the results ob- 
tained, and the cost of them. Through the courtesy 
of Mayor La Guardia and Commissioner of Sanita- 
, tion William F. Carey much information was col- 
lected, and some of it is of value locally. 

Permit me as a sequence to comment upon three 
essentials of satisfactory service in waste disposal, 
— cooperation of the householders, suitable and 
adequate collection and transportation facilities, 
and sanitary disposal of wastes: 

1. Waste receptacles are the prerequisite for 
good service. Cooperation of the householder is the 
first essential. 

The home must provide the waste container. 
New York first requests a home to get a container, 
then educates briefly, persuades gently, and then 
compels firmly and promptly. 



Of the 421,000 buildings serviced in Chicago, 
about 96,000 — 22 per cent — have no waste cans 
whatever. It is impossible to keep the alleys clean 
while 96,000 buildings are dumping and scattering 
their refuse over the alleys. Each of you should 
urge your neighbors and friends to obtain cans. 
Why not appeal to your civic and business organ- 
izations to aid in this direction? 

2. The second subject relates to facilities. New 
York has 3,940 pieces of automotive equipment, 
housed in 30 City-owned and 24 leased garages. 
Compare that with 892 tractors, trailers, hired and 
City-owned trucks employed yesterday in cleaning 
Chicago's streets and alleys. 

To make the contrast more striking it may be 
added that while New York has twice the popula- 
tion of Chicago, it reports 3,748 miles of streets 
cleaned (very few alleys), while Chicago has 
3,758 miles of paved streets and 1,025 miles of im- 
proved alleys, — a total of 4,178. 

The obvious need of more Chicago equipment, 
known to all of you and deferred because of the 
lack of funds, prompts me to make this suggestion: 
The authorization of plans, specifications, and the 
advertising for bids, by a suspension of ordinance 
prohibition at this season of the year, after deter- 
mining how much can be invested, would expedite 
the acquisition of more equipment. 

3. On the third phase — disposition of wastes — 
it is pertinent that I present a larger amount of in- 
formation and opinions. 

New York has 22 incinerators. Only 11 are 
operated. The trend in New York is decidedly to- 
ward land fills. They are cheaper. New York reckons 
that its land fills cost only one-fourth to one-third 
as much as incineration. 

Land fill may be briefly described as the deposit 
of city wastes in swamp, marsh, and other low 
lands and ravines, and then covering with a layer 
of earth. Heavy bulldozers compact the fill by trav- 
eling over it frequently. New York, although some 
other cities do not, applies disinfectant. By this 
process New York officials assert they curb the flies, 
rats, and other offensive features of open dumping. 

Land fills are operated in New York in closer 
proximity to homes than any of the dumps in Chi- 
cago, with one exception. New Yorl< is now build- 
ing a broad concrete pavement on land fills made 
this year. 

Some months back the Research Foundation of 
Armour Institute was employed by Chicago to 
check on the thermophylic bacteria process on city 
wastes. The Foundation suggested the land fill 
process for Chicago. 

It might be helpful to submit other views on this 
method. New York told us it utilized about 16,- 
000,000 cubic yards of refuse in developing its 
beautiful world's fair grounds. That is more refuse 
than Chicago has been collecting in more than five 
years. 

The North Beach airport, on which a reported 
$40,000,000 was spent, was partly built from mate- 
rial taken from Riker's Island, which is an area 
built up with New York refuse. It is estimated 
that 14,000,000 cubic yards were transferred to this 
airport; New York's Department of Sanitation, in 
its annual 1938 report, says officially: 

"The scientific method of operating land fills was 
started late in 1937. Great progress was made in 



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training the personnel in the use of equipment and 
in the technique of operating the land fills in an 
efficient and satisfactory manner. During 1938, 
8,989,811 cubic yards (two and two thirds the an- 
nual waste output of Chicago) was used in land 
fills, and 225 acres of mosquito-breeding marsh 
lands were reclaimed. As a striking example of 
what can be accomplished by using city refuse for 
filling waste land, we can point to the present 
world's fair site, comprising 1,215 acres, and the 
new North Beach airport, which were made pos- 
sible by utilizing the city's waste material, all of 
which was accomplished at only a fraction of what 
it would have cost by other methods." 

New York is not the only city which has utilized 
land fill to its satisfaction. 

Skip across the country to the west coast. 

Alfred J. Cleary, Chief Administrative Officer 
for Refuse Disposal in San Francisco, says that 
"six years experience with fill and cover disposal 
of refuse demonstrates the method to be satisfac- 
tory and economical." The experience so far 
gained, Mr. Cleary says, shows that the system 
"has functioned efficiently and smoothly, and will 
be continued for four years." He adds: "No com- 
plaints of nuisance from the fill have been received 
for several years, and rats and flies are absent. The 
fill site is low ground and land under water in 
San Francisco Bay, just south of the city line. San 
Francisco used incineration, and this gave rise to 
many complaints from citizens living nearby." 

In a review of disposal methods of 1932, 
Mr. Cleary says at that time: "A line of abandoned 
incinerators extended throughout the state prac- 
tically parallelling the line of the old missions." 

The fill in San Francisco is 30 to 35 feet below 
the water at present face in addition to 20 feet 
above water level. 

Seattle uses the sanitary fill method at six loca- 
tions. Several are in residential districts — one near 
the State University is within a few hundred yards 
of several high-class residences. This particular 
fill is reported to have a capacity between 8 and 
10 million cubic yards. The swamp land in it con- 
tinues to sink into soft mud of great depth, 
estimated at 70 feet or more. 

Seattle used incinerators from 1908 to 1915, but 
land fills there have been generally recognized as 
sanitary and are nov/ accepted as the sole means of 
refuse disposal. In some cases the sites have been 
purchased for fill. 

Green Lake Playgrounds, a 35 acre recreational 
area of great value to the City, was built by gar- 
bage fill on an unsightly marsh. 

It should be added that the fill-and-cover 
method, called land fill in New York and sanitary 
fill in California, has been used successfully in Chi- 
cago. A few local illustrations: 

The most valuable residential property south of 
the Loop is the area immediately north of the Chi- 
cago Beach Hotel. That area was created by the 
land fill process. A large part of Grant Park is 
composed of city wastes. The low lands north of 
Riverview Park is another fill-and-cover district. 
Sundry streets west of the Municipal Tuberculosis 
Sanitarium rest on city wastes. A section east of 
Crawford avenue and north of the river, dotted 
with attractive bungalows, has a sanitary fill. Still 
another example is the ground surrounding the 
Lindblom High School. 



In conclusion may I suggest that the City Coun- 
cil at once consider the land fill method, to ascer- 
tain to what extent it can be utilized in Chicago. 
It is highly desirable that the City make as much 
progress toward street and alley cleanliness as the 
limited City funds will permit. 



Yours very truly, 



(Signed) 



Edward J. 



Kelly, 
Mayor. 



CITY CLERK. 



Report of Acceptances and Bonds Filed. 

The City Clerk submitted the following report, 
which was ordered published and placed on file: 

Office of the City Clerk, [ 
Chicago, November 15, 1939. { 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In accordance v/ith the provisions 
of the Municipal Code of Chicago, I hereby make 
report of acceptances and bonds filed in this office: 

William B. Mcllvaine, Trustee: acceptance and 
bond, ordinance passed August 8, 1939, vault 
(with openings); filed October 5, 1939; 

Bethany Sanitarium and Hospital, Inc.: ac- 
ceptance and bond, ordinance passed September 
13, 1939, tunnel; filed October 16, 1939; 

Gutmann and Company: acceptance and bond, 
ordinance passed September 13, 1939 (as 
amended October 18, 1939), switch track; filed 
October 26, 1939; 

Uhlich Evangelical Orphan Asylum: accep- 
tance and bond, ordinance passed October 18, 
1939, tunnel; filed October 25, 1939; 

Hotel Sherman, Inc. : acceptance and bond, or- 
dinance passed October 18, 1939, covered bridge 
or passageway; filed November 2, 1939; 

Hotel Sherman, Inc.: acceptance and bond, or- 
dinance passed October 18, 1939, vault (with 
openings), filed November 2, 1939. 



Respectfully yours. 



(Signed) 



LUDWIG D. SCHREIBER, 

City Clerk. 



Reports of Newspaper Publications of Ordinances. 

The City Clerk submitted the following communi- 
cations, which were ordered published and placed on 
file: 

Office of the City Clerk,] 
Chicago^ November 15, 1939.) 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — You are hereby advised that the 
ordinances listed below, passed October 18, 1939 
(appearing in the Journal of the Proceedings on 
the respective pages noted), were officially pub- 
lished in the Chicago Journal of Commerce on 
Thursday, November 2, 1939: 

1. Designation of S. Damen avenue, between 
W. 59th and W. 87th streets, as a "through" street 
(p. 1053). 



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2. Establishment of a loading zone on E. 50th 
street (south side) for a distance of thirty feet 
west of South Park Way (p. 1055). 

3. Load limitation for vehicles on W. Agatite 
avenue, between N. Milwaukee and N. Lavergne 
avenues (p. 1066). 

4. Prohibitions against peddling in the follow- 
ing districts: 

S. Calumet avenue, between E. 50th and E. 
51st streets (p. 1055); 

W. 55th street, S. Loomis boulevard, W. 67th 
street and S. Damen avenue (p. 1061). 

5. Speed limitations for vehicles on the fol- 
lowing streets: 

W. Berteau avenue, between N. Milwaukee 
and N. Central avenues (p. 1067); 

W. Lawrence avenue, between N. Ashland 
and N. Western avenues (p. 1072); 

W. Wilson avenue, between N. Virginia and 
N. Western avenues (p. 1072). 

6. Prohibition, at all times, against parking at 
No. 1614 W. Howard street (amendment) (p. 
1074). 

7. Restriction to the southwesterly side of the 
street of a prohibition against parking, between 
6:30 A. M. and 8:30 A. M., except on Sundays 
and holidays, on N. Milwaukee avenue, between 
N. Desplaines and W. Giddings streets (p. 1097). 

8. Designation of portions of the following 
streets . as one-way-traffic streets: W. Warner 
avenue, N. Lavergne avenue, W. Belle Plaine 
avenue, W. Cuyler avenue, W. Dakin street, W. 
Byron street, N. Laporte avenue and N. Lamon 
avenue (p. 1097). 



Respectfully yours. 



(Signed) 



LUDWIG D. SCHREIBER, 

City Clerk. 



Office of the City Clerk,| 
Chicago, November 15, 1939.1 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — You are hereby advised that an 
ordinance passed October 30, 1939, appearing on 
page 1103 of the Journal of the Proceedings of said 
date, postponing the effective date of a prohibition 
against the issuance of licenses for the sale of 
alcoholic liquor at retail in connection with other 
classes of business, was officially published in the 
Chicago Journal of Commerce on Saturday, No- 
vember 4, 1939. 



Respectfully yours. 



(Signed) 



LUDWIG D. SCHREIBER, 

City Clerk. 



Report Concerning the Filing of Oaths of Office. 

The City Clerk submitted the following communi- 
cation, which was ordered published and placed on 
file: 



Office of the City Clerk,] 
Chicago, November 15, 1939.1 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — You are hereby advised that the 
following-named persons have duly taken and sub- 
scribed the oath of office as prescribed by statute, 
which oaths were filed in this office on the respec- 
tive dates noted: 

John E. Brennan, Civil Service Commissioner; 
October 5, 1939; 

Michael F. Mulcahy, Member of the Board of 
Local Improvements; October 31, 1939; 

Harry J. O'Connell, Member of the Retirement 
Board of the Policemen's Annuity and Benefit 
Fund of Chicago; October 31, 1939; 

John F. O'Malley, Member of the Retirement 
Board of the Policemen's Annuity and Benefit 
Fund of Chicago; October 31, 1939; 

Stephen O'Meara, Member of the Retirement 
Board of the Policemen's Annuity and Benefit 
Fund of Chicago; October 31, 1939; 

John W. Ryan, Member of the Retirement 
Board of the Board of Election Commissioner's 
Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund; Novem- 
ber 6, 1939. 

Yours truly. 



(Signed) 



LUDWIG D. Schreiber, 

City Clerk. 



The City Clerk presented the following proclama- 
tions of Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, which 
were ordered published and placed on file: 

Closing of City Hall Offices on Armistice Day 
(November 11, 1939). 

Office of the Mayor. 

A Proclamation 

Whereas, the 11th of November each year is cele- 
brated as a national holiday in Illinois because of 
its being the anniversary of the signing of the 
Armistice in the World War; and 

Whereas, it is the common practice of public and 
private institutions to close business on the 11th of 
November each year; 

Now, Therefore, I hereby declare Saturday, No- 
vember 11, 1939, to be Armistice Day in Chicago 
and do hereby order that all depai-tments of the 
City of Chicago remain closed for that day except- 
ing those departments in which a skeleton force 
shall be needed to conduct services necessary for 
the public protection and welfare. 

Signed this 2nd day of November, A. D., 1939. 



(Signed) 



Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 



Designation of the Period November 11-23, 1939 as a 
Time for Joining the American Red Cross. 

Office of the Mayor. 

A Proclamation 

Whereas, the American Red Cross, during recent 
weeks, has had forced upon it new duties and obli- 



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gations to 100,000 men, women and children refu- 
gees as a result of the War in Europe; and 

Whereas, more than one million dollars of Red 
Cross money has been appropriated to meet these 
needs; and 

Whereas, there is ever-increasing domestic need 
for Red Cross services to the victims of over 150 
disasters that occur within the United States each 
year; and 

Whereas, there is the ever-increased need for all 
local services of the Red Cross in First Aid, Life 
Saving, Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick, and 
aid for our own disabled war veterans; and 

Whereas, all Red Cross services are dependent 
for their continuance upon voluntary contributions 
from the general public. 

Now, Therefore, as Mayor of the City of Chicago, 
I hereby designate the period from Armistice Day 
to Thanksgiving as the time when all of our citi- 
zens who possibly can are to join the Red Cross and 
I further urge that their membership contributions 
be prompt and generous. 

Dated this sixth day of November, A. D. 1939. 



(Signed) 



Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 



Designation of the Period November 13-20, 1939 as 
"Chicago Toy Week". 

Office of the Mayor. 

A Proclamation 

Whereas, Chicago's Own Xmas Benefit, as it has 
each year during the last six years, will this year 
provide outfits of new warm clothing and new shoes 
for thousands of under-privileged boys and girls of 
Chicago; and 

Whereas, it is desired to add to the Christmas 
cheer of these young Chicagoans by also supplying 
them with toys; and 

Whereas, all of the funds raised by Chicago's 
Own Xmas Benefit are to be used exclusively for 
supplying these children with clothes, therefore 
making it necessary to obtain toys in some other 
fashion; and 

Whereas, it will be possible to distribute toys if 
the more fortunate children of the city will con- 
tribute to Chicago's Own Xmas Benefit toys for 
which they no longer have any use; and 

Whereas, Chicago's Own Xmas Benefit is willing 
and indeed anxious to act as the distributing agent 
for discarded toys which will be rehabilitated, so 
that as many as possible of Chicago's poor children 
will be afforded this additional Christmas cheer; 

Now, Therefore, as a means of facilitating the 
collection of such toys, I hereby proclaim the week 
beginning Monday, November 13, 1939 as Chicago 
Toy Week during which week Chicago children who 
have toys which they wish to share with under- 
privileged children may and are urged to bring such 
toys to the schools they attend and during which 
period other individuals wishing to contribute toys 
for this purpose may bring such toys to the school 
most convenient to them. The toys so presented 
will be collected by Chicago's Own Xmas Benefit 
and rehabilitated for distribution among poor chil- 



dren along with the Christmas packages of new 
clothing to be provided by Chicago's Own Xmas 
Benefit. 

Signed this 9th day of November, 1939. 



(Signed) 



Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 



Designation of November 23, 1939 as Thanksgiving 
Day in Chicago. 

Office of the Mayor. 

A Proclamation 

Whereas, in these troublous times, when many 
other nations of the earth are engaged at war while 
America continues to pursue a peaceful policy in 
International Affairs; and 

Whereas, conditions in our land are steadily im,- 
proving and providing further opportunities to 
willing Americans to carry on their lives in peace, 
happiness and prosperity; and 

Whereas, our own Chicago has, during the past 
year, secured many advantages for which we are 
thankful; 

Now Therefore, I hereby declare Thursday, No- 
vember 23, 1939, to be Thanksgiving Day in Chi- 
cago, and I urge all our citizens to participate 
appropriately in this occasion to the greatest pos- 
sible degree. 

Signed at Chicago, Illinois, this first day of No- 
vember, A. D. 1939. 



(Signed) 



Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 



Report of Approval by the State of Illinois (Designa- 
tion of the Maintenance of Bridges on Arterial 
Streets as a Specific Project under the Motor 
Fuel Tax Law, and Authorization of 
Expenditures Therefor). 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, which was ordered published and placed on 
file: 

State of Illinois,] 
Department of Public Works and Buildings, 
Division of Highv/ays, , 
Springfield, November 7, 1939.J 

City— M. F. T. 

Chicago 

Maintenance Resolution. 

Mr. Ludwig D. Schreiher, City Clerk, Room 107, 
City Hall, Chicago, Illinois: 

Dear Sir — The resolution passed by the City 
Council August 30, 1939 appropriating an addi- 
tional $60,000.00 from the Motor Fuel Tax Fund 
for the maintenance of bridges on Arterial Streets 
from June 1, 1939 to December 31, 1939, was ap- 
proved today. 

Approval is granted with the understanding that 
the amount of funds used for engineering in con- 
nection with this maintenance is not to exceed 



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$2,462.39. This amount, in addition to the $15,901.25 
previously expended for engineering as provided 
for in the resolution of June 30, 1937, is adequate in 
our opinion. 



Very truly yours, 



(Signed) 

Approved: 
(Signed) 



Ernst Lieberman, 
Chief Highway Engineer. 



F. L. Smith, 
Director. 



Report of Disapproval by the State of Illinois (Au- 
thorization for Expenditures for Payment of 
Engineering Costs in Connection with 
Superhighways) . 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, which was ordered published and placed on 
file: 

State of Illinois,' 
Department of Public Works and Buildings, 
Division of Highways, ' 
Springfield, October 28, 1939. 

City— M. F. T. 

Chicago 

Improvement Resolution. 

Mr. Ludwig D. Schreiher, City Clerk, Room 107, 
City Hall, Chicago, Illinois: 

Dear Sir — The resolution passed by the City 
Council on August 31, 1939 pi-oviding for an ad- 
vance to the City of motor fuel tax funds in the 
amount of $100,000.00 for the payment of engineer- 
ing costs necessary to proceed with the making of 
surveys and studies and the preparation of plans 
and specifications for the system of superhighways, 
has been given careful consideration by this De- 
partment. In effect, this resolution requests an ad- 
vanced payment from motor fuel tax funds for 
engineering costs to be incurred for a system of 
superhighways which it is proposed to finance by 
issuance of motor fuel tax notes. 

We are unable to approve this resolution because 
the Attorney General has advised that such a pay- 
ment of motor fuel tax funds would be illegal prior 
to the time validity of the motor fuel tax notes is 
passed upon. 

Accordingly, we are returning the request for 
funds in tlie amount of $100,000.00, dated Septem- 
ber 28, 1939, which was executed by Mr. Philip 
Harrington, Acting Commissioner of Superhigh- 
ways, to him. 



Very truly yours. 



(Signed) 

Approved: 
(Signed) 



Ernst Lieberman, 
Chief Highway Engineer. 



F. L. Smith, 
Director. 



In the Matter of Approvals and Disapprovals by the 

State of Illinois of Designations of Sundry Streets 

as Parts of the Arterial Highway System. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, which was ordered published and referred to 
the Committee on Traffic and Public Safety: 



State of Illinois, 
Department of Public Works and Buildings, 

Division of Highways, 
Springfield, November 7, 1939. 

City— M. F. T. 
Chicago 
Arterial Streets 

Mr. Ludwig D. Schreiher, City Clerk, Room 107, 
City Hall, Chicago, Illinois: 

Dear Sir — There are several Arterial Streets in 
the City of Chicago that are now coincident with 
State Aid and State Bond Issue Routes. The law 
provides that Arterial Streets are not to duplicate 
State Routes and we are consequently withdrawing 
approval on the following Arterial Streets: 

Broadway from Devon avenue to Foster ave- 
nue coincident with State Bond Issue Route 42. 

Clark Street from Rosemont avenue to Rosehill 
Cemetery drive coincident with State Bond Issue 
Route 49. 

Hyde Park boulevard from 51st street to 56th 
street coincident with State Aid Route 66. 

Clark street from North avenue to Menomonee 
street coincident with State Aid Route 48A. 

Anthony avenue from Yates avenue to Colfax 
avenue coincident with State Aid Route 67. 

Avenue L from 100th street to 105th street 
coincident with State Aid Route 69. 

Division street from Kimball avenue to Sacra- 
mento avenue coincident with State Aid Route 
53. 

Division street from Clybourn avenue to Or- 
leans street coincident with State Aid Route 54. 

Narragansett avenue from 65th street to 
Archer avenue coincident with State Aid 
Route 90. 

Pratt avenue from the west corporate limits to 
Sheridan road coincident with State Aid Route 
134. 

Bryn Mawr avenue from Center avenue to 
California avenue coincident v/ith State Aid 
Route 138. 

Erie street from Halsted street to Orleans 
street coincident with State Aid Route 149. 

103rd street from Stony Island avenue to a 
point 800 feet east of the Chicago and Western 
Indiana Railroad coincident with State Aid 
Route 175. 

106th street from Bensley avenue to the Indi- 
ana State Line coincident with State Aid Route 
175. 

107th street from Western avenue to Cottage 
Grove avenue coincident with State Aid Route 
175. 

On March 6, 1936 approval was withdrawn on 
the designation of California avenue as a part of 
the Arterial System since it was coincident with 
a State Aid Route. A portion of this State Aid 
Route has now been abandoned and we are redesig- 
nating California avenue from Foster avenue to 
Bryn Mawr avenue as a part of the Arterial 
System. 

Douglas boulevard was originally designated as 
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avenue. At that time State Aid Route 51 was 
located along Independence boulevard but it has 
now been relocated along Pulaski road. We believe 
it would be advisable for the City to designate 
Douglas boulevard from Independence boulevard 
west to Pulaski road as a part of the Arterial Sys- 
tem in order to make connection with a State Route. 

I wish to call your attention to the fact that Fos- 
ter avenue from Avondale avenue to Higgins road 
has been abandoned as a part of the State Aid Sys- 
tem. It will be satisfactory with the Department 
if the City now takes action in designating this lo- 
cation as a part of the Arterial System. 



Very truly yours, 



(Signed) 
Approved : 



Ernst Lieberman, 
Chief Highway Engineer. 



(Signed) F. L. Smith, 
Director. 



In the Matter of Requests for Additional Federal 
Funds for Relief and Employment Purposes. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, which was ordered published and placed on 
file: 

Federal Works Agency,] 

Work Projects Administration, |- 

Washington, D. C, November 3, 1939. J 

Mr. Ludwig D. Schreiher, City Clerk, City of Chi- 
cago, Illinois: 

My Dear Mr. Schreiber — This will acknowledge 
the receipt of your letter of October 26, 1939, with 
which you enclosed a certified copy of a resolution 
adopted by the City Council of the City of Chicago, 
Illinois, concerning the need for additional employ- 
ment on projects of this Administration in that 
locality. 

The amount of employment that can be provided 
on work projects with funds appropriated to the 
Work Projects Administration during the current 
fiscal year has been greatly reduced from the 
amount that was provided during the fiscal year 
ending June 30, 1939. Monthly employment author- 
izations to the various states are, therefore, pro- 
portionately smaller than for corresponding months 
last year. 

Every effort is being made to follow the need and 
unemployment trends as closely as possible and to 
distribute employment authorizations accordingly. 
On this basis, it has been possible to authorize a 
slight increase in employment for the State of 
Illinois during the month of November. It is re- 
gretted that the increase is small, but within the 
limitation of available funds the maximum amount 
of employment has been authorized and additional 
allotments cannot be made available to the State 
at this time. 

A copy of your letter together with the enclosure 
is, however, being forwarded to Mr. Charles E. 
Miner, State Work Projects Administrator, 6th 
Floor, Merchandise Mart Building, Chicago, Illi- 
nois, for any possible consideration within the state 
program. 

Very truly yours, 



(Signed) 



Invitation to Attend Ceremonies in Connection with 

the Official Opening of the N. Austin Av. Subway 

under the C, M., St. P. & P. R. R. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, which was ordered published and placed on 
file: 

Hanson Park Business Men's Association, ( 
Chicago, November 11, 1939.| 

The Secretary, City Council, City Council Cham- 
bers, City Hall Bldg., Chicago, Illinois: 

Dear Sir — The Committee has planned a cere- 
mony for December 2, 1939 at 2:00, Dickens and 
Austin avenues, officially opening the underpass 
beneath the C, M., St. P. & P. R. R. Co. tracks, and 
I have been instructed to extend to the City Coun- 
cil, through you, an invitation to attend this cere- 
mony. Accordingly you will kindly extend this 
invitation to the members of the council. 

I would also thank you for the official record of 
the vote taken at the time this project v/as under 
consideration before the council, as the chairman 
wishes to make mention of those aldermen who 
were favorable to this improvement. 



(Signed) 



Very truly yours, 

John O. Hendry, 
Secretary, Austin Avenue 

Opening Committee. 



Proposed Vacation of a Portion of N. Kilpatrick Av. 

The City Clerk presented an ordinance for the vaca- 
tion of N. Kilpatrick avenue between W. Montrose 
avenue and the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and 
Pacific Railroad (Runzel Cord & Wire Company and 
Clearing Industrial District, Inc.), which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Demand for Action to Bring About Payment by the 

Chicago Park District of a Certain Special 

Assessment. 

The City Clerk presented a communication from 
Markman, Donovan and Sullivan, as attorneys for 
Loewenthal Securities Company, demanding that 
action be taken to compel the Chicago Park District 
to pay certain unpaid installments of Special Assess- 
ment Warrant No. 52244, together with the unpaid 
interest thereon, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Ernest L. Marbury, 
Assistant Director, 
Division of Employment. 



Claim of May Donnelly. 

The City Clerk presented a claim of May Donnelly 
for compensation for personal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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Submission of a Bid for the Purchase of School Fund 
Land at W. Jackson Boul. and S. Laramie Av. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, submitted by the City Comptroller: 

Department of Finance, [ 
Chicago, November 8, 1939. j 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City Council: 

Gentlemen — Herewith we submit one sealed 
envelope said to contain a bid for the School Fund 
land at W. Jackson boulevard and S. Laramie ave- 
nue, which we have advertised for sale in accor- 
dance with the ordinance passed September 13, 
1939, pages 859 and 860. 

The sale of said property was given wide pub- 
licity. The legal advertisement prescribed by law 
was published in the official paper and a display 
advertisement in two issues of the Economist. Two 
4' X 5' for sale signs were erected on the two prin- 
cipal frontages of the property and circular letters 
were sent to 83 real estate concerns in that district. 

The accompanying bid was the only one received 
in this office. It is provided in our advertisement 
that said bid will be opened and considered at the 
regular meeting of the City Council to be held on 
the 8th day of November, 1939, or at the first regu- 
lar meeting held after that date. 



Very truly yours. 



(Signed) 



R. B. Upham, 
Comptroller. 



On motion of Alderman Daley, the bid submitted 
with the foregoing communication was ordered 
opened and read and 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The following is a summary of said bid: 

Bidder, Catholic Bishop of Chicago, a corporation 
sole (Resurrection Church) ; amount bid, $61,- 
075.00. 



Filing of Duplicate Payrolls. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cations, submitted by the City Comptroller, which 
were, together with the duplicate payrolls submitted 
therewith, ordered placed on file: 

Department of Finance,] 
Chicago, October 30, 1939.} 

Hon. Ludwig D. Schreiher, City Clerk: 

Dear Sir — The City Comptroller delivers to you 
herewith the following copies of pay rolls for filing: 

Labor and Miscellaneous — Oct. 13 to 22 periods. 
Very truly yours, 



Department of Finance,] 
Chicago, November 1, 1939. | 

Hon. Ludwig D. Schreiher, City Clerk: 

Dear Sir — The City Comptroller delivers to you 
herewith the following copies of pay rolls for filing: 

Police— Oct. 31, 1939 period. 

Fire— Oct. 31, 1939 period. 

Very truly yours, 

(Signed) R. B. Upham, 

Comptroller. 



Department of Finance,] 
Chicago, November 13, 1939.| 

Hon. Ludwig D. Schreiher, City Clerk: 

Dear Sir — The City Comptroller delivers to you 
herewith the following copies of pay rolls for filing: 

Labor and Miscellaneous — Oct. 23 to Nov. 7 
periods. 

Very truly yours. 



(Signed) 



R. B. Upham, 
Comptroller. 



Department of Finance,] 
Chicago, November 15, 1939.} 

Hon. Ludwig D. Schreiher, City Clerk: 

Dear Sir — The City Comptroller delivers to you 
herewith the following copies of pay rolls for filing: 

Police — Nov. 15, 1939 period. 

Fire — Nov. 15, 1939 period. 

Very truly yours, 



(Signed) 



R. B. Upham, 
Comptroller. 



DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. 



{Signed) 



R. B. Upham, 
Comptroller. 



Proposed Permission for the Use of Single-Service 
Containers for the Sale of Milk in Chicago. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, submitted by the President of the Board of 
Health, which was, together with the ordinance trans- 
mitted therewith, referred to the Committee on 
Health: 

Office of the President,! 

Board of Health, }■ 

Chicago, November 14, 1939.J 

Hon. Ludwig D. Schreiher, City Clerk, City Hall, 
Chicago: 

Dear Mr. Schreiber — The following resolution 
was passed by the Board of Health under date of 
November 9, 1939: 

"The following resolution was introduced by 
Doctor Bundeson, asking the City Council to modify 
the milk ordinance so that single service containers 
may be used in Chicago: 

"Since my only concern as President of the Chi- 
cago Board of Health with regard to paper contain- 
ers has been to have as positive assurance as pos- 
sible that fresh fluid milk can safely be delivered 
in such containers, and 



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"Because the U. S. Public Health Service, whose 
standard milk ordinance has been adopted by the 
City of Chicago has not heretofore included definite 
standards for the manufacture of single service con- 
tainers, and 

"Because it was believed that we would not be 
acting in the best interests of safety in permitting 
the use of these containers until the U. S. Public 
Health. Service had adopted suitable regulations for 
their manufacture and use, and 

"Because we have in the past followed closely the 
requirements of the Service, it was deemed advis- 
able to prohibit the use of these containers in the 
absence of such regulations, and 

"Since it has now been brought to our attention 
that such standards have now been adopted by the 
Service, it is moved that 

"The Board of Health recommend to the City 
Council that Section 154-15 of the Municipal Code 
of Chicago be amended by adding the words 'or in 
single service containers' after the words 'standard 
milk bottles' in the third sentence of such section, 
and 

"That the Board adopt such standards as have 
been promulgated and recommended by the U. S. 
Public Health Service for the manufacture and 
handling of single service containers and which are 
herewith attached." 

A motion was adopted requesting the Corpora- 
tion Counsel to draft an ordinance in accordance 
with the resolution pertaining to paper containers. 

A copy of the ordinance submitted by the Cor- 
poration Counsel is herewith appended for submis- 
sion to the City Council. 



(Signed) 



Very truly yours, 

Herman N. Bundesen, 
President, Board of Health. 



DEPARTMENT OF LAW. 



Report Concerning the Final Judgment of the Appel- 
late Court in the Suit of Frank H. Mesce for 
Fees for Services Rendered the City as a 
Building Expert. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, submitted by the Corporation Counsel, which 
was ordered published and placed on file: 

Department of Law,] 
Chicago, November 15, 1939.] 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — The decision having become final 
by the expiration of the time for filing a petition 
for rehearing without the filing of such petition, we 
hereby report to you the ruling by the Appellate 
Court of Illinois, First District, in favor of the City 
of Chicago in the case of Frank H. Mesce, plaintiff 
V. City of Chicago, defendant, Appellate Court 
Number 40158. 

The suit was brought on February 19, 1926, for 
$854,676.56 as fees for services claimed to have been 
rendered to the city by the plaintiff as a building 
appraiser in valuating approximately 3400 build- 



ings located on Ashland avenue, Western avenue, 
Ogden avenue, South Water street (now Wacker 
drive), Peterson avenue and Randolph street, in 
connection with condemnation proceedings relating 
to the extension of Ogden avenue and the widening 
of the other streets. 

The plaintiff's claims with reference to Peterson 
avenue, Randolph street and Ogden avenue were 
abandoned at the opening of the trial and the liti- 
gation proceeded as to his claims with reference to 
Ashland avenue. Western avenue and South Water 
street. As to these the plaintiff claimed employ- 
ment by the city as a building expert under and by 
virtue of an order of the City Council of the City 
of Chicago of February 5, 1920 which provided for 
the employment of three building experts "on the 
basis of 1% of the value of property and $50.00 
per day for testifying in court on behalf of the city; 
at the rate of 1^4% of the value of building for 
detailed, itemized estimate of cost of building with- 
out plans; and at the rate of 2% of the value of 
building when plans, diagrams and details are fur- 
nished." 

The plaintiff claimed that the "value" upon 
which his fees were to be computed was the repro- 
duction cost of the buildings appraised; that this 
reproduction cost amounted to $64,105,745; and 
that the plaintiff's fee should be 2 % of that amount, 
or $1,282,114.90, of which $496,326.68 had been 
paid, leaving a balance unpaid, as he claimed, of 
$785,788.22. 

It was contended by the city that the plaintiff's 
services w^ere not compensable on the basis of the 
reproduction cost but were, at best, compensa,ble 
on the basis of the net value of the build- 
ings appraised; that the plaintiff failed to ren- 
der such services as would entitle him to recover 
under either the 1^/4% clause or the 2% clause of 
the order; and that the plaintiff's compensation 
computed at 1% of the net value of the buildings 
appraised would amount to less than the sum which 
had been paid him. It was also contended by the 
city that the services claimed to have been rendered 
by Mesce were in fact performed jointly by him 
and Austin J. Lynch, and that any sums paid Lynch 
should be applied against whatever sum might be 
claimed by Mesce. Other contentions made by the 
city in the defense of this case need not be detailed 
here. 

The trial of the case began on September 22, 1937 
and on October 30, 1937 the jury returned a verdict 
for the plaintiffs in the sum of $144,730.77 which 
was exactly 1% of the reproduction cost of the 
buildings appraised; After denying the city's mo- 
tions for a judgment notwithstanding the verdict, 
for a new trial and in arrest of judgment, the trial 
court entered a judgment against the city on the 
verdict. From this judgment the city prosecuted 
its appeal to the Appellate Court. In the decision 
which has now become final as herein stated, the 
Appellate Court concurred with the jury in finding 
that the plaintiff's compensation should be com- 
puted under the 1% clause of the Council order, 
but held that the computation should be made not 
upon reproduction cost but upon net value. Thus 
computed the compensation which the plaintiff had 
earned amounted to less than the amount which 
had been paid him and the Appellate Court there- 
fore held that the trial court, notwithstanding the 
verdict, should have entered a judgment in favor 
of the City of Chicago denying the plaintiff a re- 
covery. Thereupon the Appellate Court reversed 
the judgment which had been entered against the 



November 15, 1939 



COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



1177 



city and in favor of the plaintiff and entered a judg- 
ment against the plaintiff and in favor of the city, 
denying the plaintiff a recovery notwithstanding 
the verdict. 

Although the contention herein mentioned is the 
principal ground of the Appellate Court's decision 
in favor of the city, the court upheld other con- 
tentions which the city urged. 

While the expiration of the time for filing a peti- 
tion for rehearing in the Appellate Court makes the 
Appellate Court judgment final as to that court, it 
does not, of course, preclude an appeal from that 
judgment to the Supreme Court of the State. 



(Signed) 

Approved: 
(Signed) 



Respectfully submitted, 

Alexander J. Resa, 
Assistant Corporation Counsel. 

Barnet Hodes, 

Corporation Counsel. 



Report of Settlements of Lawsuits, Etc. 

The City Clerk presented the following report, sub- 
mitted by the Corporation Counsel, which was or- 
dered published and placed on file: 



Law Department,] 
^ Division of Personal Injury Litigation, |- 
Chicago, November 8, 1939.J 
To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — The following not heretofore reported cases in which settlements were made and judg- 
ments together with costs entered by respective courts are hereby reported in accordance with Section 35 
as amended by the Revised Chicago Code of 1931. 

Superior Court: 

Court. No. Plaintiff Date Amount Judge 

38-S-8877 Hulda Fiedler 10-2-39 $ 200.00 Niemeyer 

37-S-9243 Leanna Bailey ; 9-29-39 250.00 Schwaba 

37-S-14972 Elmer Lochow 10-20-39 - 600.00 Gridley 

36-S-930 Gus Anderson 10-20-39 900.00 Lewe 

Circuit Court: 

38-C-3465 Frank Antelmi 10- 5-39 $ 150.00 LaBuy 

37-C-13752 pelores D'Angelo| 10- 6-39 J350.001 LaBuy 

IMaryZalek | 1200.00[ 

38-C-4586 Harriet Fellows 10-13-39 750.00 Wallace 

38-C-2730 Alice L. Kling 10-13-39 375.00 Wallace 

37-C-11778 Florence Snedeker 10-16-39 200.00 LaBuy 

37-C-7559 Wm. John Hetland 10-17-39 2,500.00 LaBuy 

37-C-12380 Mathilde Kabbe 10-18-39 500.00 Trude 

38-C-320 (Samuel Shanoff| 10-24-39 j250.00| LaBuy 

(AvivaShanoff | |200.00| 

Very truly yours. 

Approved: (Signed) A. M. Smietanka, 

(Signed) Barnet Hodes, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 

Corporation Counsel. Head of the Division of Personal Injury. 



DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL EXAMINATION AND 
EMERGENCY TREATMENT. 



Report for the Month of October, 1939. 

The City Clerk presented a report, submitted by 
the City Physician, of the activities of the Department 
of Medical Examination and Emergency Treatment 
for the month of October, 1939, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. 



Bureau of Rivers and Harbors: Statement of Opera- 
tion of Navy Pier for October, 1939. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation and statement, submitted by the Commissioner 
of Public Works, which were ordered published and 
placed on file: 



Department of Public Works,] 

Bureau of Rivers and Harbors, }■ 

Chicago, November 6, 1939.J 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In compliance with Section 8-52 
of the Municipal Code of Chicago, herewith is a 
statement of the financial operation of Navy Pier 
for October, 1939. 

In it are shown the revenue and expense for the 
month with accumulated totals for the current year 
to date and a comparison for the corresponding 
periods of the preceding year, the names of tenants, 
monthly rentals, occupied and unoccupied space. 
Also, the number and kind of general harbor per- 
mits and fees from same. 

Respectfully yours, 

(Signed) O. E. Hewitt, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 



Prepared by: 

(Signed) W. J. Lynch, 

Harbor Master. 



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November 15, 1939 



Revenue 

Leases and Rents $ 5,015.34 

Electric, etc 734.44 



Revenue billed $ 5,749.78 

Unbilled City use 2,600.00 



Navy Pier. 
Statement of Financial Operation for October, 1939. 

Salaries and Wages 

Supplies and Repairs . . . , 
Fuel, Light and Power. . 
Entertainment, etc , 



Expense 



.$ 



7,114.78 

2,572.58 
3,209.12 
4,889.21 



Total— October, 1939 $ 8,349.78 

Preceding 9 months 91,318.84 



Total— October, 1939 
Preceding 9 months. . . . 



.$ 17,785.69 
. 128,294.75 



Total— 10 months, 1939 $146,080.44 



Total— 10 months, 1939 $ 99,668.62 

Comparison for Corresponding Periods of Preceding Year. 



Revenue — October, 1938 $ 9,011.21 

Preceding 9 months 97,851.34 



Expense — October, 1938 
Preceding 9 months . . . . 



.$ 11,544.52 
, 137,822.70 



Total— 10 months, 1938 $106,862.55 



Total — 10 months, 1938 



Occupant 



Occupations and Rentals for October, 1939. 



Canadian Pacific Railway Co 

Chris Craft Boat Sales — Store and. . 

Chris Craft Water Transit 

Crooks Terminal Warehouse 

H. H. Erickson & Garden Club 

Georgian Bay Line 

Motor Boat Sales & Service 

North Pier Terminal Co. — and land. 

Slater's Storage Co 

Capt. Edw. E. Taylor — Room and . . . 

The Boat Mart 

Chicago Park District 

Fishermen and Lunch Room 



L938 


. . .$149,367.22 


Space 


Rental 


30,000 sq. ft. 


$ 500.00 


22,640 sq. ft. 


427.33 


4,000 sq. ft. 


66.67 


40,000 sq. ft. 


666.66 


5,000 sq. ft. 


83.33 


10,000 sq. ft. 


166.67 


28,000 sq. ft. 


466.67 


40,000 sq. ft. 


721.67 


84,000 sq. ft. 


700.00 


30,000 sq. ft. 


505.00 


28,000 sq. ft. 


466.67 


4,000 sq. ft. 


66.67 




178.00 



Total — Leases and Rents 325,640 sq. ft. 

Unbilled City use, shops, etc 138,000 sq. ft. 

Unoccupied Space 322,360 sq. ft. 



$5,015.34 



Total— Commercial Space 786,000 sq. ft. 

Harbor Permits issued and Fees from same. 
Description October, 1939 



Dock Work 4 Permits $272.51 

Dredging 

Towing 3 Permits 432.00 

Special 2 Permits 41.00 



10 Months, 1939 

26 Permits $1,290.66 

11 Permits 42.00 

22 Permits 1,578.00 

15 Permits 520.00 



Totals 9 Permits $745.51 



74 Permits $3,430.66 



DEPARTMENT OF SUBWAYS AND TRACTION. 



Submission of a Copy of a Waiver of a Certain Sub- 
paragraph of the Subway Grant Agreement to 
Permit the Closing of Contracts on the 15th, 
in Lieu of the Last Day, of the Month. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, submitted by the Commissioner of Subways 
and Traction, which was, together with the communi- 
cation and document submitted therewith, ordered 
published and placed on file: 

Department of Subways and Traction,1 
Chicago, November 15, 1939. j 
To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith for permanent 



City record, a copy of a waiver of subparagraph 
(a), Paragraph 22 of Part III of the Subway Grant 
Agreement dated as of October 25, 1938, between 
the United States of America and the City of Chi- 
cago. Said subparagraph is waived by the Federal 
Works Agency to the extent necessary to permit the 
City of Chicago to close estimates on contracts on 
the 15th day of the month instead of the last day of 
the month. This waiver has been executed by the 
Acting Commissioner of Public Works (F. W. A.) 
pursuant to the City's request which will enable us 
to more conveniently arrange for prompt payment 
of monthly construction estimates. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed)* Philip Harrington, 

Commissioner of Subways and Traction. 



November 15, 1939 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 



1179 



Federal Works Agency,' 

Public Works Administration, 

Project Engineer Chicago Subways, 

November 1, 1939.^ 

Mr. Philip J. Harrington, Commissioner of Subway 
and Traction, City of Chicago, Room 1940, 20 N. 
Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois: 

Re: City of Chicago, Illinois Subway. 

Dear Mr. Harrington — We forward herewith 
two copies of a waiver of subparagraph (a), Para- 
graph 22 of Part III of the Grant Agreement be- 
tween the United States of America and the City 
of Chicago. Such subparagraph is waived to the 
extent necessary to permit the City to close esti- 
mates on contracts on the fifteenth day of the month 
instead of the last day of the month. The waiver 
has been executed by the Acting Commissioner of 
Public Works pursuant to the City's request. 

Very truly yours, 

(Signed) U. F. Turpin, 

Acting Project Engineer, P. W. A. 



(Copy) 

Copy Conformed with Executed Original 



(Signed) 



Bulloch 
Checked 



P. W. 92463-16 
Oct. 28, 1939. 



Waiver 



To be attached to Grant Agreement, dated as of Oc- 
tober 25, 1938, between the United States of 
America and the City of Chicago, Cook County, 
Illinois (Docket No. 111. 1891-F). 

Subparagraph (a) of Paragraph 22 of Part III of 
said Grant Agreement reads as follows: 

"Not later than the 15th day of each calendar 
month, the Applicant will make partial payment 
to each construction contractor on the basis of 
a duly certified and approved estimate of the 
work performed during the preceding calendar 
month by the particular contractor, but will re- 
tain at least 10 per cent of the amount of each 
such estimate until final completion and accep- 
tance of all work covered by the particular con- 
tract." 

It is estimated that approximately thirty con- 
tracts may be awarded on the project and contrac- 
tors' estimates on such contracts will be submitted 
and be payable at the same time. The Applicant 
has requested permission to defer the making of 
partial payments to some of the construction con- 
tractors until the last day of each calendar month 
upon the basis of a duly certified and approved esti- 
mate of the work performed from and including the 
16th day of the preceding calendar month to and 
including the 15th day of the calendar month in 
which the payment is to be made. This request is 
made for the purpose of eliminating the delays and 
congestion in the examination, approval and pay- 
ment of contractors' estimates that will result if all 
periodical estimates on the many Contracts close on 
the same day, i. e., the last of each calendar month. 
In brief, the Applicant desires to comply with the 
above-quoted provision insofar as approximately 
half of the construction contracts are concerned but 
with respect to the remainder of the construction 



contracts desires to change the date upon which 
partial payments are to be made to the last, instead 
of the 15th, day of each calendar month and change 
the closing date of the periodical estimates on such 
latter contracts to the 15th day of the calendar 
month in which the payment is to be made. 

Subparagraph (a) of Paragraph 22 of Part III of 
said Grant Agreement is hereby waived to the ex- 
tent necessary to permit the Applicant, in its dis- 
cretion, to make partial payments to the construc- 
tion contractors on the last day of each calendar 
month on the basis of a duly certified and approved 
estimate of the work performed by the particular 
contractor during the period from and including the 
16th day of the preceding month to and including 
the 15th day of the month in which the particular 
estimate period terminates and the payment is 
made. 

Approved: 

United States of America, 
Federal Works Administrator. 
By (Sgd.) E. W. Clark, 
Acting Commissioner of Public Works. 

303634 



COMMISSIONER OF RELIEF. 



Quarterly Reports for the Period Ended September 
30, 1939. 

The City Clerk presented a communication, sub- 
mitted by the Commissioner of Relief, transmitting 
reports in connection with the administration of re- 
lief during July, August and September, 1939, which 
were ordered 

Placed on file. 



MUNICIPAL TUBERCULOSIS SANITARIUM. 



Financial Statement. 

The City Clerk presented a financial statement, 
submitted by the Board of Directors of the Municipal 
Tuberculosis Sanitarium, for the month of August, 
1939, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



FINANCE. 



Authorization for the Issuance of Water-Works Sys- 
tem Certificates of Indebtedness in the Principal 
Amount of $3,000,000.00, and Provision 
for Payment Thereof. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an ordinance submitted 
therewith to authorize the issuance of Water-Works 
System Certificates of Indebtedness in the principal 



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JOURNAL— CITY COUNCIL— CHICAGO 



November 15, 1939 



amount of $3,000,000.00, and to provide for payment 
thereof. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Ohn, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle,' Murphy, 
Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

Alderman Rowan thereupon moved to reconsider 
the foregoing vote. 

The motion was lost.. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

An Ordinance 

Authorizing the issuance of $3,000,000 water-works 
system certificates of indebtedness of the City of 
Chicago, and providing for the payment thereof. 

Whereas, The City of Chicago has a population 
of five hundred thousand or more and owns and 
operates its water-works system and under "An 
Act authorizing cities having a population of 
500,000 or more, and owning or operating a water- 
works system to issue certificates of indebtedness, 
payable solely from revenue derived from the op- 
eration thereof, for the purpose of improving and 
extending such water-works system," in force July 
1, 1929, as amended, has authority to pay for im- 
proving and extending such water-works system 
by issuance and sale of certificates of indebted- 
ness of said City payable solely from the revenue 
derived from the operation thereof to the amount of 
$63,000,000 during the six year period of 1935 to 
1940 and such certificates of indebtedness have been 
authorized and issued during said six year period 
in the amount $13,900,000, and said water-works 
system presently is in need of additional improve- 
ment and extension, the cost whereof will not be 
less than $3,000,000 and the revenues derived 
therefrona are sufficient to meet all maintenance 
and operation charges and to pay said certificates 
of indebtedness and all other obligations of said 
City by their terms payable therefrom, now there- 
fore, 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That, for the purpose of improving 
and extending the water-works system of the City 
. of Chicago, as hereinafter particularly described, 
the Mayor, City Comptroller and City Clerk are 
hereby authorized in accordance with the provi- 
sions of "An Act authorizing cities having a popu- 
lation of 500,000 or more, and owning or operating 
a water-works system to issue certificates of in- 
debtedness, payable solely from revenue derived 
from the operation thereof, for the purpose of im- 



proving and extending such water-works system," 
in force July 1, 1929, as amended, to execute and 
issue, in the name of and on behalf of the City of 
Chicago, Water-Works System Certificates of In- 
debtedness in the principal amount of Three Mil- 
lion Dollars ($3,000,000). 

Said certificates of indebtedness shall be dated 
as of November 1, 1939, be numbered from 1 to 
3000, of the denomination of $1,000 and bear 
interest at the rate of 21/4 per cent per annum, 
payable July 1, 1940, and semi-annually there- 
after on January 1 and and July 1 of each year 
until paid, which interest until maturity of the 
certificates shall be evidenced by interest coupons 
attached thereto bearing the facsimile signatures 
of the Mayor and City Comptroller. Both princi- 
pal of and interest upon said certificates of in- 
debtedness shall be payable at the office of the 
City Treasurer in the City of Chicago, Illinois, 
or at the office of the Fiscal Agent of the City 
of Chicago in the City of New York, at the op- 
tion of the holder; said certificates of indebted- 
ness shall be signed by the Mayor and City Comp- 
troller, sealed with the corporate seal thereof 
and attested by the City Clerk and shall be due 
in numerical order as follows: 

$1,000,000 on January 1, 1949 

500,000 on January 1, 1950 

500,000 on January 1, 1951 

500,000 on January 1, 1952 

500,000 on January 1, 1953. 

Said certificates of indebtedness shall not con- 
stitute an indebtedness of the City of Chicago 
within any constitutional or statutory provision 
or limitation and each certificate shall contain a 
statement to that efiiect. 

Each of said certificates of indebtedness shall 
be subject to registration as to principal in the 
name of the owner on the books of the City 
Comptroller, such registration being noted upon 
each certificate so registered and after such reg- 
istration payment of the principal thereof shall 
be made only to the registered owner. Any cer- 
tificate so registered, upon the request in writing 
of such owner, personally or by attorney in fact, 
may be transferred either to a designated trans- 
feree or to bearer, and the principal of any cer- 
tificate so transferred and registered to bearer 
shall thereupon be and become payable to bearer 
in like manner as if such certificate had not been 
registered. Registration of any certificate as to 
principal shall not restrain the negotiability of 
the coupons thereto attached by delivery merely. 

Section 2. The certificates of indebtedness, in- 
terest coupons to be thereto attached and provision 
for registration shall be substantially in the follow- 
ing form, to wit: 

(Form of Certificate of Indebtedness) 

State of Illinois 

County of Cook 

City of Chicago 

Water-Works System Certificate of 

Indebtedness 



No. 



Know All Men By These Presents, That the 
City of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, for value 
received, hereby promises to pay to bearer, or if 
registered, then to the registered holder hereof, 
solely from the Water Fund of the City of Chi- 
cago, as hereinafter mentioned and not other- 



November 15, 1939 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 



1181 



wise, One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) in lawful 
money of the United States, on the first day of 
January, 19. . ., with interest thereon from the 
date hereof until paid, at the rate of 2^/4 per 
cent per annum, payable on the first day of July, 
1940, and semi-annually thereafter on the first 
day of January and July in each year upon pres- 
entation and surrender of the annexed interest 
coupons as they severally become due. Both prin- 
cipal of and interest upon this certificate are 
hereby made payable at the office of the Treas- 
urer of the City of Chicago, or at the office of the 
Fiscal Agent of the City of Chicago in the City 
of New Yorl?: at the option of the holder. 

This certificate is payable solely from revenues 
derived from the water-works system of said 
City and not otherwise, and is issued under au- 
thority of "An Act authorizing cities having a 
population of 500,000 or more, and owning or 
operating a water-works system to issue certifi- 
cates of indebtedness, payable solely from rev- 
enue derived from the operation thereof, for the 
purpose of improving and extending such water- 
works system," in force July 1, 1929, as amended, 
for the purpose of paying the cost of improving 
and extending said water-works system, and does 
not constitute an indebtedness of said City within 
any constitutional or statutory limitation. 

Under said Act and ordinances adopted pur- 
suant thereto, the entire revenue received from 
the operation of said water-works system is re- 
quired to be deposited in a separate fund designated 
as "Water Fund of the City of Chicago," which 
shall be used only in paying the cost of mainte- 
nance and operation of such water-works system, 
obligations heretofore issued that are payable by 
their terms from such revenue whether in the 
form of certificates, bonds, or otherwise, and cer- 
tificates of indebtedness issued under said Act, 
of which this is one. ' 

And it is hereby certified and recited that all 
acts, conditions and things required to be done 
precedent to and in the issuance of this certificate 
of indebtedness have been done, have happened 
and have performed in regular and due form of 
law, and that provision has been made for de- 
positing in said Water Fund the entire revenue 
received from the operation of said water-works 
system to be applied in the manner as herein- 
above set forth. 

This certificate of indebtedness is subject to 
registration as to principal in the nam.e of the 
owner on the books of the City Comptroller of 
the City of Chicago, such registration to be evi- 
denced by notation of said Comptroller on the 
back hereof, and after such registration no trans- 
fer hereof except upon such books and similarly 
noted hereon shall be valid unless the last regis- 
tration shall have been to bearer. Registration 
hereof shall not affect the negotiability of the 
interest coupons hereto attached which shall con- 
tinue negotiable by delivery merely. 

In Testimony Whereof, pursuant to authority 
of the City Council, the Mayor and Comptroller 
of the City of Chicago, have signed these pres- 
ents and have caused the corporate seal, attested 
by the City Clerk, to be hereunto affixed, and 
have caused the interest coupons hereto attached 
to be executed with the facsimile signatures of 



said Mayor and City Comptroller, as of this first 
day of November, 1939. 

Mayor 

City Comptroller 
Attest: 

City Clerk 
(Form of Interest Coupon) 



No. 



The City of Chicago, Illinois, promises to pay 
to bearer solely from the Water Fund of said 
City, as described in the certificate of indebted- 
ness to which this coupon is attached, at either 
the office of the City Treasurer, Chicago, Illi- 
nois, or at the office of the Fiscal Agent of the 
City of Chicago in the City of New York, at 
the option of the holder, on the first day of 



19. 



Dollars ($ ) for interest then due 

on its Water-Works System Certificate of In- 
debtedness, dated as of November 1, 1939, 



No. 



Mayor 



City Comptroller 
(Form of Registration) 



Date of 
Registration 



Name of Reg- 
istered Owner 



Signature 

of City 

Comptroller 



Section 3. Sale of said certificates of Indebted- 
ness heretofore made by the City Comptroller is 
hereby approved, and the proceeds derived from 
the sale of said certificates of indebtedness shall 
be used for improving and extending the Water- 
Works System of the City of Chicago, as follows: 

For the purpose of the construction and recon- 
struction in whole or in part, of plants, structures 
and appurtenances for the Water Works of the 
City of Chicago: and the total estimated cost of all 
of said construction and reconstruction constitut- 
ing the improvements and extensions to be made 
hereunder, as furnished by the Commissioner of 
Public Works is not less than $3,000,000, all of said 
improvements and extensions to be made in ac- 
cordance with plans and specifications therefor 
prepared for that purpose and now on file in the 
office of the Commissioner of Public Works of the 
City of Chicago and open to the inspection of the 
public. 

Section 4. It is hereby covenanted and agreed 
that rates charged for water shall be sufficient to 
pay the cost of maintenance and operation of said 
water-works system and to pay the principal of 
and interest upon all certificates and bonds issued 
under said Act or otherwise, and that such rates 
shall not be reduced while any of said certificates 
or bonds are unpaid. 



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JOURNAL— CITY COUNCIL— CHICAGO 



November 15, 1939 



Section 5. After this ordinance becomes effec- 
tive, the entire revenue received from the opera- 
tion of the Water-Works System of the City of 
Chicago shall continue to be deposited in the sepa- 
rate fund designated and known as the "Water 
Fund of the City of Chicago," which fund shall be 
used only in paying the cost of maintenance and 
operation of such Water-Works System, obliga- 
tions of the City of Chicago heretofore issued that 
are payable by their terms from such revenue, 
whether in the form of certificates, bonds- or other- 
wise, and the certificates of indebtedness issued 
hereunder. 

Section 6. After adoption of this ordinance and 
approval thereof by the Mayor, a duly certified copy 
shall be published once in a newspaper published 
and having a general circulation in the City of 
Chicago and after the expiration of ten days from 
the date of such publication this ordinance shall be 
in force and effect. 



Notifications as to Selections of Proxies to Affix the 

Signatures of the Mayor and the City Cnmpti'oller 

to Certain Water-Works System Certificates 

of Indebtedness. 

By unanimous consent, the City Clerk thereupon 
presented the following communications, which were 
ordered published and placed on file: 

Office of the Mayor, 
■ Chicago, November 15, 1939. 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Please take notice that I have se- 
lected and do hereby designate B. F. Hoist as my 
proxy for me and in my name, place and stead to 
affix my signature as Mayor to the following City of 
Chicago 

Water-Works System Certificates of 
Indebtedness 

Dated November 1, 1939. 

Maturing: 

$1,000,000 on January 1, 1949 

500,000 on January 1, 1950 

500,000 on January 1, 1951 

500,000 on January 1, 1952 

500,000 on January 1, 1953 

Denomination $1,000 each. 



Numbered 
$3,000,000. 



1 to 3000, inclusive, aggregating 



Appended hereto is a written signature as my 
name is to appear on the said Water-Works System 
Certificates of Indebtedness, executed by the said 
B. F. Hoist, with the said proxy's own signature 
underneath, as required by statute. 



Very truly yours, 



(Signed) 



Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 

[Signatures appended as stated.] 



Office of the City Comptroller,] 
Chicago, November 15, 1939.1 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Please take notice that I have se- 
lected and do hereby designate D. J. Clark, as my 
proxy for me and in my name, place and stead to 
affix my signature as Comptroller to the following 
City of Chicago 

Water-Works System Certificates of 
Indebtedness 

Dated November 1, 1939. 

Maturing: 

$1,000,000 on January 1, 1949 

500,000 on January 1, 1950 

500,000 on January 1, 1951 

500,000 on January 1, 1952 

500,000 on January 1, 1953 

Denomination $1,000 each. 



Numbered 
$3,000,000. 



1 to 3000, inclusive, aggregating 



Appended hereto is a written signature as my 
name is to appear on the said Water- Works System 
Certificates of Indebtedness, executed by the said 
D. J. Clark, with the said proxy's own signature 
underneath, as required by statute. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



R. B. Upham, 
Comptroller. 



[Signatures appended as stated.] 



Authorization for Transfers of Funds in Appropria- 
tions for Sundry Departments. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an ordinance submitted 
therewith to authorize transfers of funds in appropria- 
tions for sundry departments. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kelts, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 



November 15, 1939 REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 1183 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the City Comptroller and City Treasurer be and they are hereby authorized and 
directed to make the following transfers of funds for the year 1939. The department heads making the 
requests for these transfers have certified that such transfers from the accounts shown will leave sufficient 
unencumbered appropriations to meet all liabilities that have been or may be incurred during the year 
1939, payable from such appropriations: 

From To 

Account Purpose Amount Account Purpose Amount 

Department of Law: 
30-S-6 Expense State Legislative Ses- 
sions $ 105.00 30-S-8 Printing Opinions and Code ... $ 105.00 

Miscellaneous — General Government: 

36-S-ll Payments to dependents of 
policemen and firemen killed 
on duty $ 5,000.00 36-L-3 Departmental Telegrams $ 5,000.00 

Department of Weights and Measures: 

56-A Salaries and Wages $ 500.00 56-H Printing, Stationery and Office 

Supplies $ 500.00 

Department of Streets and Electricity: 

63-E-20 Repairs $3,500.00 63-A-20 Salaries and Wages $3,500.00 

263-E-3 Repairs 10,000.00 263-A-4 Salaries and Wages 10,000.00 

Department of Public Works: 

Bureau of Rivers and Harbors: 

78-F-l Power and Light for Bridges. .$ 1,000.00 78-L-5 Telephone Service $ 1,000.00 

Bureau of Parks', Recreation and Aviation: 

84-S-62 Miscellaneous Improvement 

Airport $ 3,000.00 84-E Repairs $ 700.00 

84 -L Impersonal Services 500.00 

84-L-5 Telephone Service 1,000.00 

84-L-60 Impersonal Service 400.00 

84-L-65 Telephone Service 400.00 

Miscellaneous — General Government : 

136-S Reimbursement Corporate 

Fund $10,000.00 136-M-4 Claims under Workmen's Com- 
pensation Act $10,000.00 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage. 



Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 



Authorization for an Adjustment m the Salary Rates ^^^^^^ -p^gy^ p^^^^^.^ sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 

for 1938 of Certain Janitors Employed at the Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 

Board of Health Social Hygiene Clinic. Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 

Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 

recommending the passage of an order submitted — 45 
therewith to authorize adjustment of the salary rates 

for 1938 of certain janitors employed at the Board Nays — None. 

of Health social hygiene clinic. T^^ following is said order as passed: 

.,, . , , • -J „,,+ Orde?-ed, That the Commissioner of Public Works 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur m said report ^^ ^^^ ^^ '.^ ^^^^^^ authorized to issue a payroll in 

and to pass said order. favor of the following-named employes in the 

amount stated opposite their names — 



McHale, Michael J $7.01 



No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action Galizia7Anthony P.. ............. . !^6 84 

thereon to the next regular meeting. McDermott, Milton F 6.67 

same to be an adjustment in salaries for the period 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and August 10, 1938 to September 21, 1938, both inclu- 

said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: sive, and the City Comptroller be and he is hereby 



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authorized and directed to pay same upon receipt 
of payroll duly approved by the Commissioner of 
Public Works, chargeable to Account 75-A-60. 



Change in an Authorization for the Purchase of an 
Automobile for the Bureau of Engineering. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an ordinance submitted 
therewith to amend an authorization for the purchase 
of an automobile for the Bureau of Engineering. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance passed by the 
City Council on June 27, 1939 (Council Journal 
page 525), authorizing the purchase of supplies, 
material and equipment for sundry departments. 



be and the same is hereby amended by striking out 
from the tenth line under the "Bureau of Engineer- 
ing" in Section 1 of said ordinance, the words, 
"Sheridan Bros." and inserting in lieu thereof the 
words, "Ray Tennes Motor Company". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage. 



Authorization for the Purchase of Supplies, Materials 

and Equipment for the City Clerk and the 

Bureau of Engineering. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an ordinance submitted 
therewith to authorize the purchase of supplies, mate- 
rials and equipment for the City Clerk and the Bureau 
of Engineering. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 



Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public Works be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with 
the several reauests of the Superintendent of the Bureau of Central Purchasing, hereto attached, to pur- 
chase for the departments listed from the bidders shown, without advertising for bids, supplies, materials, 
equipment and services listed herein and specified by said departments or by the successful bidder: 

Date of 

Superin- Requi- Unit or 

tendent's sition Total 

Letter Number Nature of Purchases Quantity Price Order Placed With 

City Clerk 

ll/14/'39 1739 AV Pitney-Bowes postage 

meter machine 1 $1,362.50 Total Postage Meter Co. 

ll/14/'39 1770 No. 9 Diagonal-seam envel- 
opes 500,000 900.00 Total Better Envelopes 

ll/14/'39 1773 Printed circular letters as 

per specifications 500,000 1,675.00 Total Acme Corporation 

Department of Public Works: 

Bureau of Engineering: 

ll/10/'39 E-31948 Service and material to make 

repairs on station switch 

track adjacent to Roseland $516.00 Chicago and Western 

Pumping Station Estimated Cost Indiana Railroad 

Section 2. The City Comptroller and the City Treasurer are authorized to pass for payment vouchers 
covering these several purchases, when properly approved by the head of the department concerned. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage. 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 



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Authorization for the Purchase of Sundry Supplies 

and the Hire of Trucks during the month 

of December, 1939. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an ordinance submitted 
therewith to authorize the purchase of sundry supplies 
and the hire of trucks for various City departments 
during the month of December, 1939. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 

15. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained hy^ the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized, in accor- 
dance with the request of the Superintendent of the 
Bureau of Central Purchasing, dated November 3, 
1939, to purchase gasoline and kerosene, pipe and 
fittings, forage, blue prints, furnace fuel oil, oxygen, 
acetylene and carbo-hydrogen gases. United States 
postage stamps, motor truck service and automo- 
bile tire casings and inner tubes for all depart- 
ments of the City government during the month 
of December, 1939, without advertising and at not 
to exceed prevailing market prices; and to pur- 
chase for the hospitals under the Board of Health, 
required quantities of meat and fish, fruits and 
vegetables, groceries, butter, eggs, butterine, 
cream and milk, and sausage and bread for the 
Police Department, during the month of Decem- 
ber, 1939, without advertising and at not to ex- 
ceed prevailing market prices; all, except United 
States postage stamps, as per proposals on file in 
the office of the Commissioner of Public Works — 
Bureau of Central Purchasing. 

'' Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full 
force and effect from and after its passage. 



No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Douglas, Smithy 
Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDerm.ott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, 
Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, 
Keenan and Quinn — 43. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the City Comptroller is author- 
ized and directed to advertise for sale the real es- 
tate owned by the City of Chicago and located at 
1531 W. Belmont avenue, in the City of Chicago, in 
the County of Cook and State of Illinois, known 
and described as follows, to- wit: 

Lot 37, in John P. Altgeld's Subdivision of 
Blocks 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 and the north half of Block 6, 
in the Subdivision of that part lying northeast- 
erly of the center line of Lincoln avenue, in the 
northwest quarter of Section 29, Township 40 
North, Range 14, East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, 

which property is on the south side of W. Belmont 
avenue approximately 238.9 feet east of Lincoln 
avenue and is 27 feet wide, with a depth of 88 feet 
on the west line and 99.8 feet on the east line, all 
figures more or less, and is improved with a two- 
story brick building now used as a municipal fire 
station and which property is no longer necessary, 
appropriate or required for the use of, or profitable 
to or its longer retention for the best interests of 
the City of Chicago. 

Section 2. Bids for said property must be on 
forms to be prepared by the City Comptroller, who 
is hereby authorized to prepare such bidding forms 
and to determine the conditions of bidding and the 
time for the reception of bids, provided that in such 
proposal reservation shall be made for the right in 
the City of Chicago to continue in occupation of said 
premises for approximately one year after the con- 
veyance of said premises to the purchaser. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage and approval. 



Authorization to the City Comptroller to Advertise for 
Sale the City Property at No. 1531 W. Belmont Av. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an ordinance submitted 
therewith to authorize the City Comptroller to adver- 
tise for sale the City property at No. 1531 W. Belmont 
avenue. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance. 



Authorization for a Contract for the Removal and 

Disposal of Ashes and Refuse from the Municipal 

Power Plant (Frank F. Kucera Co.). 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an order submitted 
therewith to authorize a contract with Frank F. 
Kucera Company for the removal and disposal of 
ashes and refuse from the municipal power plant. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in' said report 
and to pass said order. 



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No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
,laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, CuUerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
— 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to enter into a con- 
tract without advertising with the Frank F. Kucera 
Company for furnishing all labor facilities and 
equipment necessary to remove and dispose of all 
ashes and boiler room refuse from the Municipal 
Power Plant for the price of 53c per ton, during a 
period ending December 31, 1939, unless extended 
by further authorization by the City Council. 



of loading stations incidental to haul by rail to 
dumps; said contracts to cover a period not ex- 
ceeding thirty (30) days, and not beyond December 
31, 1939. 



Authorization to the Commissioner of Public Works 

to Contract for the Disposition of Wastes 

during December, 1939. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an order submitted 
therewith to authorize the Commissioner of Public 
Works to contract for the disposition of wastes during 
December, 1939. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — ^None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and is hereby authorized to enter into contracts, 
or to extend existing contracts on the best terms 
possible, without advertising, without bond, and 
without withholding the fifteen per cent reserve, 
designed to minimize objections from nearby resi- 
dents, and with due regard to maintenance of 
satisfactory sanitary conditions, for the disposition 
of wastes by hauling direct to dumps, or by use 



Authorization for an Increase in a Contract for 

Weatherproof Line Wire for the Department of 

Streets and Electricity (American Steel 

& Wire Co.). 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an order submitted 
therewith to authorize an increase in a contract for 
weatherproof line wire for the Department of Streets 
and Electricity. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Acting Commissioner of 
Streets and Electricity be and he is hereby author- 
ized, in accordance with his recommendation of 
October 26, 1939, attached hereto, to increase con- 
tract No. 12245 dated July 25, 1939, with the Amer- 
ican Steel and Wire Company by adding an amount 
of 5,009 pounds of No. 10 weatherproof line wire, 
at the contract price of $0.1761 per pound; and 
the City Comptroller and the City Treasurer are 
authorized and directed to pass for payment vouch- 
ers in accordance with the provisions of this order, 
when properly approved by the Acting Commis- 
sioner of Streets and Electricity. 



Authorization for an Agreement to Permit the Con- 
struction of a Section of the Dearborn St. Subway 
through the South Portal of the LaSalle St. 
Tunnel, and to Permit the Subway Con- 
struction Contractor to Use a 
Portion of the Tunnel. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an ordinance submitted 
therewith to authorize an agreement for the construc- 
tion of a section of the Dearborn street subway 
through the south portal of the LaSalle street railway 
tunnel, and for the use of a portion of the tunnel by 
the contractor in the course of subway construction. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 



1187 



The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Douglas, Smith, Daley, 
Olin, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, McDermott, 
Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, 
Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, 
Kells, Upton, Keane, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Crowe, Grealis, Young, 
Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 39. 

Nays — None. 

Alderman Rowan thereupon moved to reconsider 
the foregoing vote. 

The motion to reconsider was lost. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. Having received and considered the 
letter of the commissioner of subways and traction 
dated November 13, 1939 stating that the Dearborn 
Street route of the subway as established by ordi- 
nance passes through the south portal of the La 
Salle Street tunnel on the line of W. Lake Street; 
that as soon as construction is started on Contract 
D-1 it will be necessary, therefore, to discontinue 
temporarily the use of the La Salle Street tunnel 
for street car operation; that thereafter the tunnel 
will not be available for street car use unless the 
south portal is reconstructed or unless the tunnel is 
extended farther south; that because of the fact 
that the Chicago Railways Company reconstructed 
the La Salle Street tunnel, pursuant to ordinances 
then in effect, the receivers of that company claim 
to have property rights in the tunnel; that for that 
reason it is necessary to enter into an agree- 
ment with them as to subway construction to the 
extent that it interferes with the use and operation 
of the La Salle Street tunnel; that after several 
conferences a tentative form of agreement has been 
prepared and is presented herewith for approval; 
that the three parties thereto are the Chicago Rail- 
ways Company and its receivers, the city of Chi- 
cago and the Healy Subway Construction Company, 
contractor for Contract D-1, Dearborn Street Sub- 
way; that under the terms of the proposed agree- 
ment, the receivers will immediately discontinue 
use of the tunnel and will remove their equipment 
therefrom; that this involves the re-routing of 
southbound Lincoln Avenue street cars the only 
line now using the tunnel; that the City agrees that 
on completion of the subway work, if it deems it 
feasible or desirable, it will either reconstruct the 
south portal of the tunnel, thereby making it again 
available for street car operation, or that it will ex- 
tend the tunnel southward as a part of a possible 
future subway for street car service; that in the 
event that the City does not deem it feasible or 
desirable to reconstruct under either of the alter- 
natives above mentioned, it is agreed that the 
existence, character, and extent of the property 
rights of the Company and the value thereof shall 
be determined by a coutt of competent jurisdiction 
in any appropriate proceeding and that the City 
will reimburse the Company for its rights if and 
when so determined; that it is necessary to start 
subway work at this point and to begin at the 
earliest date possible; and requesting that the draft 
of ordinance approving the form of agreement and 
authorizing its execution on behalf of the City be 



passed by the city council, and the city council con- 
curring in and approving the use of the La Salle 
Street tunnel for the purpose set out in said letter 
and having considered the proposed draft of agree- 
ment hereby approves the making of said agree- 
ment. 

Section 2. The Mayor of the city of Chicago and 
the city clerk are hereby authorized and directed 
to execute and the city comptroller is hereby 
authorized and directed to countersign said agree- 
ment, referred to in section 1 of this ordinance, 
substantially in the form hereto attached, made a 
part hereof and marked "Exhibit A," for and on 
behalf of the city of Chicago, and the city comp- 
troller on receipt of a certified copy of an order 
■entered by the court in which the receivers of the 
Chicago Railways Company were appointed au- 
thorizing the execution of said agreement by said 
receivers, is further authorized and directed to de- 
liver one copy of said agreement, so executed on 
behalf of the city of Chicago as above set forth, to 
the Chicago Railways Company and its receivers 
and one copy to the Healy Subway Construction 
Company. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and approval. 

Exhibit A. 

This Agreement, made and entered into as of 

the day of , , 1939 

by and between 

I. Chicago Railways Company, a corporation or- 
ganized and existing under and pursuant to 
the laws of the State of Illinois (hereinafter 
referred to as the "Company") and Walter J. 
Cummings and Guy A. Richardson, as Re- 
ceivers of Chicago Railways Company (here- 
inafter referred to as the "Receivers") - 

Parties of the First Part. 

and 

II. City of Chicago, Illinois (hereinafter re- 
ferred to as the "City") 

Party of the Second Part. 

and 

III. Healy Subway Construction Corporation, an 
Illinois corporation (hereinafter referred to 
as the "Contractor") 

Party of the Third Part. 

WITNESSETH: 

Whereas, the City has by ordinance authorized 
and provided for the construction of an Initial 
System of Subways for local transportation pur- 
poses to be and remain the property of the City; 
and 

"Whereas, the City has by ordinance provided for 
the design and routes of said initial system of sub- 
ways, one of which viz. Route 2 — Dearborn Street 
Subway, is described as follows: 

A two-track subway to be constructed from a 
point located underground at the south line of W. 
Van Buren street; thence along a curve to the 
north to a point in S. Dearborn street; thence 
north in S. Dearborn street and N. Dearborn 
street to and along a curve to the west to a point 
in W. Lake street; thence west in W. Lake street 
to and under the south branch of the Chicago 



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River to and along a curve to the northwest to 
a point in N. Milwaukee avenue; thence north- 
west in N. Milwaukee avenue to a reverse curve 
in or near N. Paulina street; thence along a 
reverse curve to the west to a point located on 
the surface of the ground between N. Paulina 
street and N. Wolcott avenue and between N. 
Milwaukee avenue and N. Wicker Park avenue 
extended; and 

Whereas, the City and the Contractor have en- 
tered into a contract for the construction of that 
part of said Route 2, being the section to be built 
in S. and N. Dearborn street and W. Lake street 
from W. Van Buren street to N. Wells street, which 
contract is designated as "Dearborn Street Subway 
— Contract D-1"; but which for brevity will here- 
inafter be referred to as "Contract D-1"; and 

Whereas, Contract D-1 contains the following 
among other provisions: 

"Sec. 32 * * * 

"As hereinafter stated in Section 33, the Con- 
tractor will be permitted to use the existing La- 
Salle Street Tunnel under the main branch of 
the Chicago River from which to conduct tunnel 
operations under this contract. If the Contractor 
elects to use said tunnel under the conditions 
hereinafter set forth in Section 33, the Engineer 
will permit modifications of the provisions of the 
last 2 preceding paragraphs of this Section 32 
in order to permit the use of said tunnel. Any 
modification made in the requirements of the 
last 2 preceding paragraphs, in order to permit 
of the use of said tunnel as a location from which 
to conduct tunnel operations under this contract, 
shall provide that the work under this contract 
will be conducted in a manner which is, in the 
opinion of the Engineer, equally as safe as the 
provisions specified in said paragraphs." 

(The two preceding paragraphs of this section 
read as follows: 

"Except during the construction of the shafts, 
cages must be used exclusively for hoisting men 
and materials during construction of the tunnels. 
Hoisting equipment shall be provided with all 
recognized safety devices including landing dogs 
at all landings, effective devices to prevent over- 
winding, and down speed regulators. Cages shall 
be of metal, fitted to metal guide bars running 
from top to bottom, safely constructed and prop- 
erly equipped with strong metal covers, screens 
and automatic devices for the protection of per- 
sons riding in them. The cages and hoists shall be 
inspected at least once a month by the City Build- 
ing Department, Bureau of Elevator Inspection 
and a certificate of each inspection shall be fur- 
nished to the Engineer. 

"An emergency exit shaft properly lighted and 
equipped with a metal circular stairway of not 
less than 6 feet in diameter shall be constructed 
adjacent to and separate from each main shaft. 
This shaft shall be located and connected with 
the tunnels in a manner that will permit free and 
unobstructed entrance or exit to the tunnels with- 
out passage through the main shaft. The entrance 
to the emergency exit at the surface of the 
ground shall be provided with a suitable covered 
metal enclosure.") 

"Sec. 33. The Contractor shall select and make 
all arrangements necessary for the location, con- 



struction and operation of the shafts. No shaft, 
construction tunnel or plant shall be placed or 
constructed in any location which has not been 
submitted to and approved by the Commissioner. 

"If the Contractor elects, he will be permitted 
to use the existing LaSalle Street Tunnel under 
the main branch of the Chicago River, the ap- 
proaches thereto and a certain portion of N. La- 
Salle Street, hereinafter described, for locating 
tunnel plant structures, for the temporary stor- 
age of materials and for carrying on such oper- 
ations throughout the contract period as are 
necessary in order to construct work under this 
contract. The Contractor will be permitted to 
occupy the space in N. LaSalle street bounded 
on the north by the south line of W. Lake street, 
bounded on the west by the west face of the 
south portal of the said LaSalle Street Tunnel 
extended north, bounded on the south by the 
north face of the south portal of the said LaSalle 
Street Tunnel and bounded on the east by the east 
face of the south portal of the said LaSalle Street 
Tunnel extended north, provided that the rest of 
N. LaSalle street shall be kept open for public 
use. Prior to the use of the said LaSalle Street 
Tunnel as a plant site, the Contractor shall notify 
the Chicago Surface Lines of his intention to 
occupy such space. The Contractor shall remove 
and dispose of any equipment which has not 
been removed by the Chicago Surface Lines and 
which interferes with the performance of work 
under this contract, except drains and other 
equipment necessary for the removal of water. 
Drains and other equipment shall be maintained 
and the tunnel kept dry by the Contractor during, 
the performance of the work under this contract. 
Upon completion of the work, all tunnel plant 
structures, equipment and materials not part of 
the finished work, shall be removed from the 
said LaSalle Street Tunnel, the approaches 
thereto and the area in N. LaSalle street which 
has been occupied; and the Contractor shall clean 
these structures and the area in N. LaSalle street 
of all excavated material and shall restore these 
structures and the area in N. LaSalle street to a, 
condition equal, as near as may be, to the condi- 
tion immediately prior to the construction of 
work under this contract and to the satisfaction 
of the Engineer. The Contractor shall then install 
permanent barricades at the entrance to the 
portals of said tunnel as hereinbefore specified 
in Section 23. * * *" 

(Section 23 referred to has this provision: 

"The Contractor shall furnish and maintain 
during the life of this contract, suitable barri- 
cades, signs and reflectors, approved by the Engi- 
neer, at the entrance to the portals of the exist- 
ing LaSalle Street Tunnel under the main branch 
of the Chicago River. Upon the completion of 
work in the said tunnel, the Contractor shall 
furnish and install suitable permanent barri- 
cades, signs and reflectors, approved by the 
Engineer, at the entrance to said portals."); and 

Whereas, the object and design of the foregoing 
provisions of Contract D-1 were to permit the Con- 
tractor to use the LaSalle Street Tunnel as a plant 
site — for locating tunnel plant structures, for the 
temporary storage of materials, and for the re- 
moval of excavated material, in lieu of constructing 
shafts for such 'purposes which would increase the 
cost of said subway; and 

Whereas, the Contractor has given notice of its 
intention to use the LaSalle Street Tunnel in the 



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manner and for the purposes described and stated 
in the foregoing provisions of Contract D-1; and 

Whereas, the Company owns a system of street 
railways used in the transportation of passengers 
for hire along the streets and public ways in the 
City established pursuant to an ordinance duly 
passed by the City Council of the City on February 
11, 1907, entitled: 

"An ordinance authorizing the Chicago Rail- 
ways Company to construct, maintain and oper- 
ate a system of street railways in streets and 
public ways of the City of Chicago" 

(which ordinance, for brevity, will hereinafter be 
referred to as the "Settlement Ordinance"), and 
pursuant to subsequent amendatory and supple- 
mentary ordinances of the City; and 

Whereas, the Receivers are the duly qualified 
and presently acting receivers of all the properties 
and assets of the Company pursuant to appoint- 
ments made by the United States District Court 
for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Divi- 
sion, in that certain consolidated cause entitled, 
"Harris Trust and Savings Bank, as trustee. Plain- 
tiff vs. Chicago Railways Company, et al., Defen- 
dants" and numbered Consolidated Cause No. 6839; 
and 

Whereas, the street railway system of the Com- 
pany together with the street railway systems of 
the Chicago City Railway Company, Calumet and 
South Chicago Railway Company and The Southern 
Street Railway Company (also under receivership 
in said United States District Court) are being 
operated by the respective receivers as a unified 
system under the designation of Chicago Surface 
Lines through the instrumentality of the Board of 
Operation of Chicago Surface Lines in accordance 
with the ordinances aforesaid and under certain 
orders entered on July 25, 1938 and subsequently 
by the aforesaid United States District Court in 
said Consolidated Cause No. 6839 and in that cer- 
tain consolidated Cause No. 9915 entitled "The First 
National Bank of Chicago, Trustee vs. Chicago City 
Railway Company, et al."; and 

Whereas, under the Settlement Ordinance the 
Company was authorized and required to recon- 
struct, equip and operate as a part of its street 
railway system a tunnel under the main Chicago 
River at LaSalle street originally constructed and 
owned by the City, and to connect the tracks to be 
laid in said tunnel with street railway tracks in 
LaSalle avenue and LaSalle street from Illinois 
street on the north to Randolph street on the south 
and 

Whereas, the Company, pursuant to the terms of 
the Settlement Ordinance and in strict compliance 
therewitli, and at its own cost reconstructed said 
LaSalle street tunnel the amount of which cost 
was in accordance with the Settlement Ordinance 
properly charged to and became a part of the cap- 
ital account of the Company, and was held in 
Chicago Railways Company v. Gill, 366 111. 605 to 
be a proper credit to capital account, to be a proper 
asset for rate making purposes, and properly to 
be included in any option to sell which might have 
been agreed upon with the City; and 

Whereas, the Company at its own cost con- 
structed and installed the equipment of said LaSalle 
street tunnel for street railway operation which 
included tracks and paving, and an electrical dis- 
tribution system including a 32-duct conduit and 
a shaft carrying 10 cables out of a total of fifteen 



1,000,000 CM. feeder cables which furnish electric 
current for the operation of street cars in the central 
business district of the City, and such cost was 
properly charged to the capital account of the Com- 
pany in accordance with the Settlement Ordinance 
and constitutes a capital asset of the Company; 

In addition to the foregoing the Company in- 
stalled in said tunnel an electrically operated pump 
which is in daily use and an auxiliary steam pump, 
in order to keep dry the tunnel and the feeder 
cables therein; and 

Whereas, the LaSalle street tunnel is regularly 
used in the operation of cars on the Company's 
Lincoln avenue line with a scheduled service of 
141 trips on each normal week-day operated 
through the tunnel south bound between the hours 
of 5:21 A. M. and 8:00 P. M.; and in addition 
scheduled trips are operated between 12:47 A. M. 
and 5:35 A. M. on week-days, including Saturdays, 
and on Sundays. 

During a normal week-day, 3,100 passengers 
are carried through the tunnel on the scheduled 
Lincoln avenue cars. 

The tunnel also is used for emergency routings; 
such an emergency will arise when certain of the 
bridges over the main branch of the Chicago River 
are raised for the passage of boats causing unusual 
delay or are undergoing repairs in which event 
street cars on certain lines are routed both north 
and south bound through the LaSalle street tun- 
nel. Should the Clark street bridge be out of 
service by reason of repairs or other circumstances, 
all of the Clark street cars, 1,383 in number and 
carrying approximately 60,000 passengers on a 
normal week-day would be routed through the 
LaSalle street tunnel. A similar situation might 
arise where there was delay or interruption of 
service over the Wells street bridge. 

Track and electrical facilities connecting the 
LaSalle street tunnel link v/ith the street railway 
trunk lines on State, Dearborn, Clark, Wells and 
Orleans streets have been installed by the Company 
to permit emergency routing through the tunnel; 
and 

Whereas, performance of Contract D-1 will re- 
sult in the destruction of the present south approach 
to the LaSalle street tunnel and will render use- 
less said tunnel for street railway operation; and 

Whereas, it is the desire of the parties hereto 
to enter into an agreement by which the rights and 
interests of each will be recognized and conserved; 

Now therefore it is mutually covenanted and 
agree'd by and between the parties hereto as fol- 
lows: 

Section I. 

The Company and its receivers agree that pend- 
ing the construction of the subway by the Contrac- 
tor under Contract D-1: 

Paragraph 1. They will cause to be rerouted all 
street car service now being operated through 
the LaSalle street tunnel; 

Paragraph 2. They will cause to be removed and 
relocated such of their present equipment in said 
tunnel, including tracks, wires, cables, duct shaft, 
and connections as may be required to permit 
subway construction under Contract D-1; 

Paragraph 3. They will permit the Contractor to 
use the pumps and lighting fixtures of the Com- 



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pany in the tunnel upon the terms and condi- 
tions hereinafter stated. 

Section II. 

The Contractor agrees: 

Paragraph 1. That it will permit the Company 
and its receivers or their agents or employes to 
have access at all times to such portions of the 
Company's equipment in the said LaSalle street 
tunnel as shall not be removed as hereinbefore 
stated; 

Paragraph 2. That it will assume all responsibility 
and liability for injuries to persons and damages 
to property in connection with the construction 
of that part of said subway involving the use of 
said tunnel, other than any injuries to persons 
and damages to property as shall be caused by 
the sole negligence of the officers, agents or em- 
ployes of the Company or its receivers; 

Provided, however, that the provisions of this 
Paragraph 2 shall not be had or taken as chang- 
ing the obligations of the Contractor to the City 
prescribed in said Contract D-1 pertaining to the 
responsibility or liability of the Contractor for 
injuries to persons and damages to property 
in connection with the construction of said sub- 
way. 

Paragraph 3. That it will maintain in good condi- 
tion and operate the pumps of the Company in 
said tunnel so as to keep the said tunnel free from 
water and pay to the Receivers a rental of $ ... . 
per day for the use of said pumps during the 
course of said subway work; 

Paragraph 4. That it will maintain in good condi- 
tion and pay to the Receivers the sum of $ . . . . 
per day for the use of the lighting fixtures now in 
said tunnel during the course of said subway 
work. 

Paragraph 5. That it will keep said tunnel free 
from snow and ice and will keep said tunnel 
sewers, drains and pumps at all times during the 
course of said subway work open and clear, all 
without cost or expense to the Company or its 
receivers. 

Section III. 

The City agrees as follows: 

Paragraph 1. In the event the City deems it feasi- 
ble and desirable that the south approach to 
said LaSalle street tunnel should be recon- 
structed and said tunnel restored to a condition 
to make it available for local transportation pur- 
poses, then the City at its own cost and expense 
will do the work of reconstructing said south 
approach and restoring said tunnel aforesaid in 
accordance with plans and specifications to be 
prepared by the City and approved by the Com- 
pany. 

Such work shall be commenced by the City as 
soon as may be consistent with the construction 
of the initial system of subways mentioned in the 
preamble hereto, but in any event not later than 
the completion of said initial system of subways 
and shall be completed at the earliest practicable 
date. 

Paragraph 2. In the event the City deems it feasi- 
ble and desirable to extend the said LaSalle 
street tunnel to the south then it will at its own 
cost and expense construct such extension and do 



such other work as may be necessary to make 
said tunnel as so extended available for local 
transportation purposes; such extension and 
other work to be made and done in accordance 
with plans and specifications to be prepared by 
the City and approved by the Company. 

The City will commence such extension and 
other work as soon as may be consistent with the 
construction of the initial system of subways 
mentioned in the preamble hereto but in any 
event not later than the completion of said initial 
system of subways and shall be completed at the 
earliest practicable date. 

Paragraph 3. In the event the City does not deem 
it feasible or desirable either 

(a) to reconstruct the south approach to said 
LaSalle Street tunnel as provided in the forego- 
ing Paragraph 1 of this Section III, or 

(b) to extend said tunnel as provided in the 
foregoing Paragraph 2 of this Section III, 

then in such event the City agrees that it will 
pay to the Company an amount equal to the 
value of the Company's property rights in said 
tunnel, and the City and the Company agree that 
the existence, character and extent of such prop- 
erty rights and the value thereof to be compen- 
sated as aforesaid shall be determined by a court 
of competent jurisdiction in any appropriate pro- 
ceeding. 

Section IV. 

In case the south approach to the said LaSalle 
street tunnel is reconstructed as provided in Para- 
graph 1 of the foregoing Section III, or in case said 
tunnel is extended as provided in Paragraph 2 of 
the foregoing Section III, the Company and its re- 
ceivers agree that in either of such events they will 
cause the tracks and electrical equipment which 
shall have been removed or which shall have been 
damaged or destroyed by the Contractor in the 
course of its work under Contract D-1, to be re- 
stored, repaired or relocated so as to conform to 
said reconstructed south approach or to said exten- 
sion and thereby restore the use of said tunnel for 
local transportation purposes. 

The City agrees that it will reimburse the Com- 
pany or its receivers for the cost, loss and expense 
incurred on account of such removal, restoration, 
repairment, or relocation if and to the extent that 
may be agreed upon between the City and the Com- 
pany or its receivers, but in the event that they 
cannot agree thereon then the question of liability 
of the City for such cost, loss or expense and the 
amount thereof shall be determined by a court of 
competent jurisdiction in any appropriate 'pro- 
ceeding. 

Section V. 

If the City or the Company and its receivers shall 
deem it necessary or desirable to procure from the 
Illinois Commerce Commission an order authorizing 
or approving the temporary suspension of street 
railway service in the LaSalle street tunnel and 
the diversion of that service by rerouting of cars 
over other lines of the Company pending the con- 
struction of that part of the subway involving the 
use of said tunnel, as provided in this Agreement, 
then the City and the Company agree to join in 
an application to said Commission for such an 
order. 



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Section VI. Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 

_, . . i 1. n 1. !-• T J T 11 Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 

This Agreement shall be bmdmg upon and shall ,t n/r t-. ^.^ r^ i -r. i n/r i, /^.ti ^ 

enure to the benefit of the successors and assigns of Hogan, McDermott Kovank, Boyle, Murphy, O Hal- 

the parties hereto respectively. l^^en, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschem, Kacena, Arvey, 

Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 

Section VII. Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 

This Agreement is subject to the approval of the ^Jiley, Cullerton Brody Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 

District Court of the United States in which the Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Qumn 

Chicago Railways Company receivership is pending — 45. 

as stated in the preamble hereto, and also subject 

to the approval by the City by an ordinance duly J>iays JNone. 

passed by its city council. mi- j? n • • • i i j 

The following is said order as passed: 

In Witness Whereof, the parties hereto have 
executed this Agreement in triplicate originals the Ordered, That the Commissioner of Subways and 

day and year first hereinabove written. Traction be and he is hereby authorized in accord- 

ance with his communication dated November 8, 
Chicago Railways Company 1939^ to draw voucher in payment of the services 

-Qy of E. J. Walton, as court reporter during October, 

President 1939, in the case of City versus Frisbie, et al., in 

attest" ^^^ amount of $509.45, and the City Comptroller 

and City Treasurer are authorized to pass for pay- 

ment said voucher when properly approved by the 

Secretary. Commissioner of Subways and Traction. 

W ■ f Authorization to the Connmissioner of Subw ays and 

Chicago RaSways Company. Traction to Purchase Drafting Tables. 

Healy Subway Construction Corporation ^he Committee on Finance submitted a report 

recommending the ' passage of an order submitted 

■^y therewith to authorize the Commissioner of Subways 

. President. ^^d Traction to purchase drafting tables. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
Secreta'rv ^^'^ ^° pass said order. 

City of Chicago ^'^ request was made by any two Aldermen present 

to defer consideration of said report for final action 

^y • thereon to the next regular meeting. 

Mayor. 

Attest: The question being put, the motion prevailed and 

said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

City Clerk. Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 

Countersigned: Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 

Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 

p". ■ ' p '"''/' 11 laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 

■ Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 

Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 

Commissioner of Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Subways and Traction. Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 



Authorization to the Commissioner of Subways and 

Traction to Pay for Court Reporting Services 

during October, 1939 (E. J. Walton). 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an order submitted 
therewith io authorize the Commissioner of Subways 
and Traction to pay for court reporting services during 
October, 1939. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 



Nays — None. 

The follov/ing is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Subways and 
Traction be and he is hereby authorized in accord- 
ance with his communication dated November 10, 
1939, to purchase without advertising twelve steel 
drafting tables with wooden tops at a cost of not 
to exceed $631.80. 



Authorization to the Commissioner of Subwaj's and 
Traction to Purchase a Photostat Machine. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an order submitted 
therewith to authorize the Commissioner of Subways 
and Traction to purchase a photostat machine. 



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Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and neys as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Subways and 
Traction be and he is hereby authorized in accord- 
ance with his communication dated November 10, 
1939, to purchase on informal bids one photostat 
machine at a cost of not to exceed $1,200.00. 



Authorization for the Rejection of Bids for the Re- 
moval of Buildings at Nos. 1749-1767 N. Cly- 
bourn Av. and for the Letting of the Work 
to the "Demolition of Buildings 
Project Citywide." 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an ordinance submitted 
therewith to authorize the rejection of bids for the 
removal of buildings at Nos. 1749-1767 N. Clybourn 
avenue and further to authorize the letting of the 
work to the Demolition of Buildings Project Citywide. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, On October 30, 1939, page 1120, the 
City Council of the City of Chicago passed an ordi- 
nance authorizing the City Comptroller to take 
steps necessary for the removal of buildings at 
1749 to 1767 Clybourn avenue; and 



Whereas, The Comptroller has taken bids for 
the sale of said buildings for removal, including 
garages in the rear of 1769 and 1771 Clybourn 
avenue and the highest offer received was $288.00; 
and 

Whereas, The Commissioner of Public Works has 
offered to have said work done by the Demolition 
of Buildings Project Citywide, at no cost to the 
City, using W.P.A. labor, and has estimated that 
this work would provide employment for 100 men 
for 30 days, taking them off the relief rolls. He 
estimates further that the result would be a saving 
of $2,700 in relief payments while the employes 
themselves would receive greatly increased com- 
pensation for their labor on said buildings, and that 
the salvage material to be obtained from said build- 
ings would result in savings to the City of more 
than $1,400 in the purchase of new material; there- 
fore. 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the City Comptroller is author- 
ized and directed to reject all bids received for the 
removal of buildings at 1749 to 1767 Clybourn ave- 
nue, including garages at the rear of 1769 and 
1771 Clybourn avenue, and to authorize the Com- 
missioner of Public Works to have the removal of 
said buildings done by the Demolition of Buildings 
Project Citywide, which action has been approved 
by the Commissioner of Subways and Traction. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage and approval. 



Authorization for Expenditures for the Payment of 

Engineering and Miscellaneous Costs in Connection 

with Superhighways. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the adoption of a resolution submitted 
therewith to authorize expenditures for the payment 
of engineering and miscellaneous costs necessary to be 
incurred in preparing plans and specifications for a 
system of superhighways. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report and 
to adopt said resolution. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said resolution was adopted by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Douglas, Daley, 
Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, McDermott, Kov- 
arik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Son- 
nenschein, Kacena, Arvey Bowler, Sobota; Sain, Kells, 
Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Por- 
ten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, 
Cowhey, Crowe, Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, 
Keenan and Quinn — 42. 

Nays — Aldermen Cohen, Smith and Lindell — 3. 

The following is said resolution as adopted: 

Whereas, The City Council on August 30, 1939 
passed a resolution authorizing and requesting the 
issuance and sale of $100,000 motor fuel tax notes 



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1193 



under "An Act authorizing the issuance and sale 
and providing for payment of motor fuel tax notes," 
in force July 22, 1939; and 

Whereas, By the terms of said Act the specific 
locations of the roads, streets or thoroughfares, 
including rights of way to be opened, widened, ex- 
tended, improved, constructed or reconstructed 
under the provisions of said Act, are required to be 
filed with the Department of Public Worlds and 
Buildings of the State of Illinois on or before 
March 1, 1940 and to that end it is necessary to 
proceed immediately with surveys, investigations, 
studies and the preparation of plans and specifica- 
tions for the system of highways provided for by 
the resolution hereinbefore referred to. Now, 
therefore, 

Be it Resolved hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The Commissioner of Superhighways 
hereby is authorized to expend not to exceed the 
sum of $25,000 for payment of engineering costs 
including engineers, surveyors, rodmen, draftsmen, 
tracers, clerks, appraisers and other personal serv- 
ice and for such impersonal service, rents, mate- 
rials, supplies and equipment as may be necessary 
to be incurred in making surveys, borings, investi- 
gations and studies and in preparing plans and 
specifications of the specific locations and for the 
construction of the system of highways provided 
for by the resolution hereinbefore referred to, from 
Account 336-S-60 appropriated from the Motor 
Fuel Tax Fund allotted to the City of Chicago. 

Section 2. That a copy of this resolution, duly 
certified by the City Clerk, be presented to the 
Department of Public Works and Buildings of the 
State of Illinois for its approval. 

Section 3. This resolution shall be in force upon 
its adoption and approval. 



The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to Patrick Brennan the sum of $47.50 for overtime 
and to charge said amount to the Construction 
Division Capital Account. 



Allowance of Overtime to Patrick Brennan. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
ferred (August 30, 1939) a claim of Patrick Brennan 
for compensation for overtime work, submitted a re- 
port recommending the passage of an order submitted 
therewith. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 



Allowance of Compensation to H. N. Broyles for 
Damage to an Automobile. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
ferred (June 14, 1939) a claim of H. N. Broyles for 
compensation for damage to an automobile, submitted 
a report recommending the passage of an order sub- 
mitted therewith. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to H. N. 
Broyles, 6522 S. Talman avenue, the sum of $38.00, 
same to be in full for all claims of whatever kind 
or nature arising from or growing out of accident 
on January 19, 1939, at Ashland avenue and 21st 
street, and charge said amount to Account 36-S-3. 



Allowance of Compensation to Helen Buf¥a for 
Personal Injuries. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
ferred (June 14, 1939) a claim of Helen Buffa for 
compensation for personal injuries, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an order submitted 
therewith. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 



1194 



JOURNAL— CITY COUNCIL— CHICAGO 



November 15, 1939 



Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to Mrs. Helen 
Buffa, 2219 Lakewood avenue, the sum of $30.00, 
same to be in full of all claims of whatever kind or 
nature arising from or growing out of injuries re- 
ceived by her on March 30, 1939 at the corner of 
Webster and Lakewood avenues, and charge same 
to Account 36-S-3. 



Allowance of Compensation to Philip Busho for 
Damage to Property. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
ferred (May 24, 1939) a claim of Philip Busho for 
compensation for damiage to property, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of an order sub- 
mitted therewith. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Ox-likoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to Philip 
Busho, 50 E. 103rd street, the sum of $80.00, same 
to be in full of all claims for damage to window 
glass at No. 72 E. 103rd street, and charge same 
to Account 36-S-3. 



Authorization to the City Comptroller to Accept a 

Certain Sum as Full Payment for a Warrant for 

Collection Issued against Carl Hammerlund. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
ferred (August 30, 1939) an order to authorize ac- 
ceptance of a certain sum as full payment for a war- 
rant for collection issued against Carl Hammerlund, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of said 
order. 



Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he 
is hereby authorized to accept the sum of Twenty- 
three Dollars ($23.00), heretofore paid to the City 
of Chicago, in full settlement of warrant for collec- 
tion No. G-61-1937 in the amount of $100.00. 



Allowance of Compensation to Rev. T. J. Hurley for 
Damage to Property. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
ferred (August 8, 1939) a claim of Rev. T. J. Hurley 
for compensation for damage to property, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of an order sub- 
mitted therewith. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to the Rev. 
T. J. Hurley, care of St. Barnabas Church, 101st 
place and Longwood drive, the sum of $815.00, 
the same to be in full of all claims for damage to 
basement in St. Barnabas Church by sewer backing 
up due to broken sewer main, and charge same to 
Account 36-S-3. 



November 15, 1939 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 



1195 



Authorization to the City Comptroller to Cancel a 

Warrant for Collection Issued against the Jewish 

Peoples Institute. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
ferred (July 12, 1939) an order to authorize the can- 
cellation of a warrant for collection issued against the 
Jewish Peoples Institute, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of a substitute order submitted 
therewith. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said substitute order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said substitute order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, CuUerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to cancel Warrant 
for Collection No. F-14648 dated May 9, 1939, is- 
sued against the Jewish Peoples Institute, 3500 
Douglas boulevard, in the amount of $58.50 for 
inspection of mechanical ventilation. 



Allowance of a Refund of Cash Bail to Peter Kanakes. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
ferred (August 8, 1939) a claim of Peter Kanakes for 
a refund of cash bail, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of an order submitted therewith. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 



The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to pay to Peter 
Kanakes the sum of $15.00, being amount deposited 
as bail in Municipal Court Case No. 4125083, in ac- 
cordance with the recommendation of the City 
Comptroller, attached hereto, and charge same to 
Account 36-S-3. 



Authorization to the City Comptroller to Cancel War- 
rant for Collection B2531 (Kolping Society of 
Chicago). 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
ferred (August 30, 1939, page 837) an order to author- 
ize the cancellation of a warrant for collection B2531 
issued against the Kolping Society of Chicago, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of said 
order. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDerm.ott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby directed to cancel Warrant for Collection 
No. B-2531, in the amount of $5.00, issued against 
the Kolping Society of Chicago located at 811 Oak- 
dale avenue, for building inspection. 



Authorization to Cancel Warrant for Collection B2534 
(Kolping Society of Chicago). 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
ferred (August 30, 1939, page 837) an order to author- 
ize the cancellation of warrant for collection B2534 
issued against the Kolping Society of Chicago, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of said 
order. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular ineeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 



1196 



JOURNAL— CITY COUNCIL— CHICAGO 



November 15, 1939 



Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby directed to cancel Warrant for Collection 
No. B-2534, in the amount of $5.00, issued against 
the Kolping Society of Chicago, located at 811-813 
Oakdale avenue, for building inspection. 



Allowance to E. D. Landwehr (as Agent) of a Rebate 
of Water Rates. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
ferred (April 26, 1939) a claim of E. D. Landwehr, as 
agent, for a rebate of water rates, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an order submitted 
therewith. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 

Nays — -None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to E. D. Landwehr (agent for Peter Schmidt), 
Northbrook, Illinois, the sum of $63.35, the same 
being a rebate of excessive water meter bills ren- 
dered against premises known as 1267 Marion 
court, due to underground leak, and to charge said 
amount to Account 198-M. 



Direction for a Decrease of Bills for Water Rates 
(Hannah McGrath). 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
ferred (April 12, 1939, page 13) [March 15, 1939] a 
claim of Hannah McGrath for a rebate of water rates, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of an 
order submitted therewith. 



Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 



Grealis, 
—45. 



Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 



Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to de- 
crease water meter bills rendered against premises 
known as 9239 Bishop street, due to excessive water 
meter bills against said premises on account of an 
underground leak, in the amount of $21.54, pro- 
vided that the balance of the water bills now delin- 
quent against said premises be paid. 



Allowance of Compensation to Mrs. V. H. Munnecke 
for Damage to an Automobile. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
ferred (August 30, 1939) a claim of Mrs. V. H. Mun- 
necke for compensation for damage to an automobile, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of an 
order submitted therewith. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to Mrs. V. H. Munnecke, 9241 Pleasant avenue, the 
sum of $12.84, same to be in full of all claims for 
damages to automobile arising from or growing 
out of accident at 87th street and Vincennes ave- 
nue, on August 11, 1939, and charge same to Ac- 
count 195-M. 



November 15, 1939 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 



1197 



Allowance of Salary to Dennis Nelligan. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
ferred (October 4, 1939) a claim of Dennis Nelligan 
for salary, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an order submitted therewith. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, CuUerton, Brody, Ross, C'owhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Police be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay to 
Patrolman Dennis Nelligan, 5428 W. Walton street, 
the sum of $56.21 for salary withheld during the 
period from May 16 to May 24, 1939, both inclu- 
sive, and the City Comptroller and City Treasurer 
are authorized and directed to pass for payment, 
payrolls for this amount, chargeable to appropria- 
tions made for payment of patrolmen in the Depart- 
ment of Police. 



The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to Mack 
Reitman, 1645 S. Homan avenue, the sum of $4.00, 
the same being refund of fee paid for examination 
for stationary engineer's license, the license having 
been denied, and charge same to Account 36-S-3. 



Allowance to Mack Reitman of a Refund of 
Examination Fee. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
ferred (October 18, 1939) a claim of Mack Reitman 
for a refund of examination fee, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an order submitted 
therewith. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — ^None. 



Allowance of Compensation to Charles Revor for 
Compensation for Personal Injuries. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
ferred (June 14, 1939) a claim of Charles Revor for 
compensation for personal injuries, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an order submitted 
therewith. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to Charles Revor, 8845 Princeton avenue, the sum 
of $703.50 in full settlement of all claims arising 
from and growing out of an accident on March 13, 
1939, on State street between 92nd and 93rd streets 
on account of a leaky fire hydrant and supply pipe; 
and the City Comptroller and the City Treasurer 
are authorized and directed to pass for payment 
vouchers in accordance with the provisions of this 
order, chargeable to Account 195-M, when properly 
approved by the Commissioner of Public Works. 



Allowance to L. V. Roeder of a Rebate of Water Rates. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
ferred (June 27, 1939) a claim of L. V. Roeder for a 
rebate of water rates, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of an order submitted therewith. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 



1198 



JOURNAL— CITY COUNCIL— CHICAGO 



November 15, 1939 



Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to re- 
fund to L. V. Roeder, 2152 Roosevelt road, the sum 
of $39.90, the same being a refund on account of 
excessive water meter bills rendered against the 
premises known as 1123 S. Leavitt street due to 
underground leak in service pipe, and to charge 
said amount to Account 198-M. 



Authorization to the City Comptroller to Cancel a 

Warrant for Collection Issued against Sacred 

Heart Church. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
ferred (August 8, 1939, page 717) an order to authorize 
the cancellation of a warrant for collection issued 
against Sacred Heart Church, submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a substitute order sub- 
mitted therewith. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said substitute order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said substitute order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to cancel Warrant 
for Collection No. A-5062 dated 1939, issued 
against the Sacred Heart Church, 9618 S. Com- 
mercial avenue, in the amount of $5.00 for inspec- 
tion of one elevator. 



ize the cancellation of a warrant for collection issued 
against St. Mel's Church, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of said order. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comtproller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to cancel Warrant 
for Collection No. A-8746 for elevator inspection 
in the rectory of St. Mel's Church. 



Authorization to the City Comptroller to Cancel a 
Warrant for Collection Issued against St. Mel's r 
Church. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
ferred (October 4, 1939, page 988) an order to author- 



Authorization to the City Comptroller to Cancel a 

Warrant for Collection Issued against St. Sabina 

Community Center. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
ferred (July 12, 1939, page 619 and September 13, 
1939, page 888) orders to authorize the cancellation 
of a warrant for collection issued against St. Sabina 
Community Center, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of a substitute order submitted therewith. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said substitute order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said substitute order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to cancel Warrant 
for Collection No. F-15477 in the amount of $7.50, 
charged against St. Sabina Community Center, 
covering inspection of ventilation equipment. 



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1199 



Authorization to the City Comptroller to Cancel a 

Warrant for Collection Issued against the 

Salvation Army. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
ferred (July 12, 1939, page 628) an order to authorize 
the cancellation of a warrant for collection issued 
against the Salvation Army, submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of a substitute order sub- 
mitted therewith. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said substitute order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said substitute order was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, CuUerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to cancel Warrant 
for Collection No. D-11113 dated May 24, 1939, 
issued against the Salvation Army, 5413 Chicago 
avenue, in the amount of $10.12, for inspection of 
illuminated sign. 



Allowance to Mike Splatero of a Refund of Cash Bail. 

The Corrimittee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
ferred (May 24, 1939) a claim of Mike Splatero for a 
refund of cash bail, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of an order submitted therewith. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O-Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — ^None. 



The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to Mike 
Splatero, the sum of $10.00, being refund on 
amount deposited as bail in Municipal Court, Case 
No. 282585, in accordance with the recommenda- 
tion of the City Comptroller attached hereto, and 
charge same to Account 36-S-3. 



Allowance to White Front Grocery of a Refund of 
Permit Fee. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
ferred (June 27, 1939) a claim of George H. Kolaras 
(White Front Grocery) for a refund of permit fee, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of an 
order submitted therewith. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

JVays— None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to White 
Front Grocery, 503 1/2 E. 43rd street, the sum of 
$9.00, being refund of fee for permit for fruit 
vegetable display on sidewalk of said location for 
period ending August 31, 1939, and charge the same 
to Account 36-S-3. 



Reimbursement of Louis Williams for Expenditures 
for Installing a Sewer. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
ferred (June 27, 1939) a claim of Louis Williams for 
reimbursement for expenditures for installing a sewer, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of an 
order submitted therewith. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 



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November 15, 1939 



Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to Louis 
Williams, 3051 N. Spaulding avenue, the sum of 
$150.00, same being in full for expense of installing 
sewer from street main to the curb at 4480 Kasson 
avenue, and charge said amount to Accolmt 36-S-3. 



Authorization for the Installation of Street Lights on 
a Portion of W. Barry Av. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
ferred (October 30, 1939, page 1160) an order for the 
installation of street lights on a portion of W. Barry 
avenue, submitted a report recommending the passage 
of said order. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 



The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized to install 
in W. Barry avenue, from N. Clark street to N. 
Broadway, electric street lights, charging same to 
Account 564-S-70, Corporate — ^Bond Surplus Ac- 
count. 



Allowances of Sundry Refunds of Examination Fees. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
ferred (August 8, 1939, and subsequently) sundry 
claims for refunds of examination fees, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of an order sub- 
mitted therewith. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — ^None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to the fol- 
lowing-named persons the amounts set opposite 
their names, same being refunds of fees paid for 
examinations for licenses as Public Motor Vehicle 
Operators, the licenses having been denied, and 
charge same to Account 36-S-3: 



Name 



Address 



James Daniels 5956 South Park Way. 

Otis Johnson 202 E. 37th street 

Melvin Workman '3767 Ellis avenue 



Receipt 
Number 

67384 
67383 
67440 



Amount 

$5.00 
5.00 
5.00 



Authorization for Payment for Hospital, Medical and 

Nursing Services Rendered to Certain Injured 

Policemen. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an order submitted there- 
with to authorize payment for hospital, medical and 
nursing services rendered to certain injured police- 
men. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 



The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 



1201 



The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to issue vouchers in 
conformity with the schedule herein set forth, to 
physicians, hospitals, nurses or other individuals, 
in settlement for hospital, medical and nursing 
services rendered to the policemen herein named, 
provided such policemen shall enter into an agree- 
ment in writing with the City of Chicago to the 
effect that, should it appear that any of said police- 
men has received any sum of money from the party 
whose negligence caused such injuries, or has in- 
stituted proceedings against such party for the re- 
covery of damages on account of such injuries or 
medical expenses, then in that event the City shall 
be reimbursed by such policeman out of any sum 
that such policeman has received or may hereafter 
receive from such third party on account of such 
injuries and medical expenses, not to exceed the 
amount that the said City may, or shall, have paid 
on account of such medical expenses, in accordance 
with Opinion No. 1422 of the Corporation Counsel 
of said City, dated March 19, 1926. The payment 
of any of these bills shall not be construed as an 
approval of any previous claims pending or future 
claims for expenses or benefits on account of any 
alleged injury to the individuals named. The total 
amount of said claims, as allowed, is set opposite 
the names of the policemen injured, and vouchers 
are to be drawn in favor of the proper claimants 
and charged to Account 36-S-lO: 

Bruno Butz, Patrolman, District 12; in- 
jured July 3, 1939 $15.10 

Walter Fitzgerald, Patrolman, District 8; 

injured October 18, 1936 5.00 

Steve Kasper, Patrolman, District 28; in- 
jured June 13, 1939 15.00 

James McMahon, Patrolman, District 8; in- 
jured October 18, 1936 5.00 

Stanley Swircz, Patrolman, District 8; in- 
jured October 18, 1936 5.00 

Edward W. Woodrich, Patrolman, District 
28; injured June 13, 1939 133.95 

Albert B. Johnson, Patrolman, Motorcycle 
Division; injured December 2, 1934. . . . 18.00 



Authorization for Payment for Hospital, Medical and 

Nursing Services Rendered to Certain Injured 

Policemen and Firemen. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an order submitted there- 
with to authorize payment for hospital, medical and 
nursing services rendered to certain injured policemen 
and firemen. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 



Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to issue vouchers 
in conformity with the schedule herein set forth, 
to physicians, hospitals, nurses or other individuals, 
in settlement for hospital, medical and nursing 
services rendered to the policemen and firemen 
herein named. The payment of any of these bills 
shall not be construed as an approval of any previ- 
ous claims pending or future claims for expenses 
or benefits on account of any alleged injury to the 
individuals named. The total amount of said claims 
is set opposite the names of the policemen and fire- 
men injured, and vouchers are to be drawn in favor 
of the proper claimants and charged to Account 
36-S-lO: 

Emil Boettcher, Patrolman, District 37; 

injured June 23, 1939 $ 5.00 

Henry Caraher, Patrolman, District 26; 

injured July 27, 1939 5.00 

Clarence F. Cleff, Patrolman, District 19; 

injured June 17, 1939 5.00 

Clifford Fetzer, Patrolman, District 14; in- 
jured October 30, 1937 3.00 

Thorston Doll, Patrolman, District 27; 

injured July 23, 1939 3.00 

Edward Farr, Patrolman, District 17; in- 
jured August 2, 1939 5.00 

William Fitzgerald, Patrolman, District 

15; injured July 5, 1939 1.00 

Charles Foster, Patrolman, District 15; in- 
jured June 7, 1939 1.25 

Lyle J. Grogan, Patrolman, District 20; 

injured July 17, 1939 18.00 

Patrick Harrington, Patrolman, District 

18; injured July 15, 1939 1.00 

John Holohan, Patrolman, District 6; in- 
jured June 27, 1939 9.50 

Albion Jones, Patrolman, District 26; in- 
jured June 24, 1939 12.00 

Patrick Keating, Patrolman, District 15; 

injured July 12, 1939 5.00 

Oliver McCormick, Patrolman, District 

16; injured July 2, 1939 11.00 

Anthony Murray, Patrolman, District 41; 

injured July 4, 1939 17.00 

John O'Neil, Patrolman, District 8; in- 
jured September 3, 1933 2.00 

Otto F. Settler, Patrolman, District 41; 

injured June 17, 1939 10.00 



1202 JOURNAL— CITY COUNCIL— CHICAGO November 15, 1939 

Lewis Shultz, Patrolman, District 5; in- sities, and a proposed putting into operation in the 

jured June 29, 1939 9.50 City of Chicago of the food stamp plan of the U. S. 

-n- + • f 1 R ■ Department of Agriculture, and who have had un- 

Arthur Tighe, Patrolman, District 15; in- ^^y. consideration various communications and peti- 

jured June 27, 1939 5.00 tions regarding relief, etc., beg leave to report and 

Orlando Wheelock, Patrolman, District recommend that said resolutions, petitions and 

40; injured June 12, 1939 20.00 communications be placed on file. 

Charles Wollpert, Patrolman, District 26; This recommendation was concurred in by thir- 

iniured June 24 1939 2.00 teen members of the committee, with no dissenting 

votes. 

Charles Cervenka, Fireman, Engine Co. Respectfully submitted, 

64; injured August 1, 1939 3.00 ,„. ,, . ,, . 

(Signed) J. M. Arvey, 

James J. Conroy, Fireman, Engine Co. Chairman. 

52; injured May 11, 1939 43.00 ^,, , , . ., 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report. 

Edward Datz, Fireman, Engine Co. 5; in- 
jured June 22, 1939 35.00 No request was made by any two Aldermen present 

_ to defer consideration of said report for final action 

Timothy Dmeen Fireman Engine Co. thereon to the next regular meeting. 

124; injured May 10, 1939 1.00 ^ 

Elmer C. Fitzgerald, Fireman, Engine Co. ^^^ question being put, the motion prevailed. 

17; injured February 11, 1939 155.30 

David Healy, Engineer, Engine Co. 84; In the Matter of Proposed Measures to Provide for 

injured June 22, 1939 11.00 the Poor and Indigent. 

William Kappel, Fireman, Squad 3; in- The Committee on Finance submitted the following 

jured May 6, 1936 5.00 report: 

Otto C. Lidl, Fireman, Engine Co. 83; in- Chicago, November 15, 1939. 

jured April 1, 1939 19.50 j,^ ^^^ President and Members of the City Council: 

Ralph D. Lockard, Fireman, Hook and Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
Ladder Co. 10; injured July 11, 1939. . . 7.00 ^^^^^^ (August 8, 1939, page 711) a resolution in 

Thomas C. Maguire, Fireman, Engine Co. the matter of provision for additional relief for the 

77; injured March 26, 1939 120.80 Poor and indigent, having had- the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recommend that 

Edward Markmann, Fireman, Engine Co. said resolution be placed on file. 

59; injured May 19, 1939 3.00 

This recommendation was concurred in by thir- 

Joseph S. McCarthy, Fireman, Engine Co. teen members of the committee, with no dissenting 

65; injured February 19, 1939 3.00 votes. 

Raymond A. Shea, Fireman, Engine Co. Respectfully submitted, 

122; injured May 12, 1939 69.60 (Signed) J. M. Arvey, 

Emil J. Simandl, Fireman, Engine Co. 69; Chairman. 

injured April 29, 1939 6.70 Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report. 

Irvin J. Toberman, Fireman, Hook and j^q request was made by any two Aldermen present 

Ladder Co. 5; injured June 29, 1939. . . 7.00 ^^ ^^^^^ consideration of said report for final action 

Jack Wiest, Fireman, Squad 2; injured thereon to the next regular meeting. 

June 6, 1939 12.50 ^^ ^- ^, • ^ ^v, .- -, ^ 

The question being put, the motion prevailed. 

Michael Dineen, Patrolman, Traffic Divi- 

sion; injured July 21, 1939 974.50 

T5 i.f -n r, -4.4. -, Disallowance of a Request of Fred Welme Fisheries 

Respectfully submitted, ^^^ Cancellation of a Warrant for Collection. 

(Signed) J. M.^Arvey, rp^^^ Committee on Finance submitted the following 

' report: 

Chicago, November 15, 1939. 

In the Matter of Action to Curb the Rise in Prices of j,^ ^^^ President and Members of the City Council: 

Commodities, Etc., and a Proposal for the Estab- ,^ _ .^^ _. , , 

1- v_ . f *i, IT J 04. Di * 4-u TT o Your Committee on Finance, to whom were re- 

hshment of the Food Stamp Plan of the U. S. ^^^^^^ ^ -^ ^2, 1939, page 13) [January 18, 1939] 

Department of Agriculture in Chicago. ^ ^^^^^ ^f Fred Welme Fisheries for cancellation 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following of warrant for collection P-760, having had the 

,. same under advisement, beg leave to report and 

^^^°^ ■ ^ ,^ ■, ..r- -oo^ recommend that said claim be placed on file. 
Chicago, November 15, 1939. 

This recommendation was concurred in by four- 

To the President and Members of the City Council: teen members of the committee, with no dissenting 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom were re- ^°^^^- Resnectfullv submitted 

ferred (October 18, 1939, pages 1017 and 1059) Kespectiuiiy suomiuea, 

resolutions in the matter of action to curb the rise (Signed) J. M. Arvey, 

in the price of commodities and every-day neces- Chairman. 



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1203 



Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed. 



BUILDINGS AND ZONING. 



Disallowanse of a Claim of Collins Cartage for Com- 
pensation for Damage to a Truck. 

Chicago, November 15, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred (April 12, 1939, page 13) [July 6, 1938] a 
claim of the Collins Cartage for compensation for 
damage to a truck, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
said claim be placed on file. 

This recommendation was concurred in by four- 
teen members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



J. M. Arvey, 
Chairman. 



Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed. 



In the Matter- of a Proposed Amendment of the Chi- 
cago Electrical Code Concerning Projecting Signs 
Which Extend beyond the Curb Lines of 
Streets. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report: 

Chicago, November 15, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred a communication from the Acting Commis- 
sioner of Streets and Electricity regarding an 
amendment of the Chicago Electrical Code concern- 
ing projecting signs, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
that said communication be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Local Industries, Streets and Alleys. 

This recommendation was concurred in by thir- 
teen members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



J. M. Arvey, 
Chairman. 



Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed. 



Change in the Limitation for Below-Grade Floor 

Levels of Assembly Rooms and Gymnasiums 

in Schools of Fireproof Construction. 

The Committee on Buildings and Zoning, to whom 
had been referred (September 13, 1939, page 887) an 
ordinance for amendment of Section 1704.02 (B) of 
the Building Ordinance of the City of Chicago, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of a sub- 
stitute ordinance submitted therewith. 

Alderman Crowe moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said substitute ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said substitute ordinance was passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 57-17 of the Municipal 
Code of Chicago be and the same hereby is amended 
by striking therefrom the words "six feet", as the 
same appear in the third line of said section, and 
by inserting in lieu thereof the words "twelve feet". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Allowance of a Variation from the Requirements of 

the Chicago Zoning Ordinance (Nos. 8100-8104 

S. Dante Av.). 

The Committee on Buildings and Zoning, to whom 
had been referred (October 4, 1939, page 936) a reso- 
lution adopted by the Board of Appeals recommending 
an allowance of a variation from the requirements of 
the Chicago Zoning Ordinance as to the premises 
known as Nos. 8100-8104 S. Dante avenue, submitted 
a report recommending the passage of an ordinance 
submitted therewith. 

Alderman Crowe moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 



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The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed. 

Whereas, On September 11, 1939, the Board of 
Appeals adopted the following resolution: 

"Whereas, the Avalon Park Community 
Church, owner, filed, July 20, 1939, an applica- 
tion under the zoning ordinance to permit, in a 
1st volume, residence district, the erection of an 
addition to the front of an existing church build- 
ing, 9'4" X 13'4" X 26'7" and 9'4" x 14'10", five 
feet from the street line and exceeding by 1466 
sq. ft. the 6114 sq. ft. permitted, on premises at 
8100-04 Dante avenue; and 

Whereas, the decision of the Commissioner of 
Buildings rendered July 11, 1939 reads: 

'Application not approved. Proposed im- 
provement does not conform with require- 
ments of zoning ordinance.'; 

and 

Whereas, the proposed improvement is to be 
located in a 1st volume, residence district and 
would violate the strict letter of the zoning ordi- 
nance; and 

Whereas, a public hearing was held on this ap- 
plication by the board of appeals at its regular 
meeting held on September 11, 1939, after due 
public notice by publication in the Chicago Jour- 
nal of Commerce on August 26, 1939; and 

Whereas, the use district maps and volume 
district maps show that the premises are located 
in a residence district and 1st volume district, 
respectively; and 

Whereas, the Board of Appeals is authorized 
by law in cases where there are practical diffi- 
culties or particular hardship in the way of car- 
rying out the strict letter of the zoning ordinance 
to hear and recommend variations of such ordi- 
nance to the City Council under rules provided 
in the zoning ordinance; and 

Whereas, in the rules provided in the zoning 
ordinance relating to the authority of the board 
of appeals to recoramend variations to the City 
Council there appears the following rule in Sec- 
tion 28, par. (5) : 

'In a 1st * * * Volume District, the moderate 
relaxation of the area or volume provisions of 
Sections 16 * * * for the erection of a building 
for an R2 use * * *.'; 

and 

Whereas, the Board of Appeals, having fully 
heard the testimony and arguments of the parties 
and being fully advised in the premises, finds 



that the proposed addition is to be erected to the 
front of an existing church building and that the 
applicant should be granted relief on the ground 
of particular hardship in the way of carrying out 
the strict letter of the zoning ordinance on condi- 
tion that all permits necessary for the erection 
of the proposed addition shall be obtained within 
six months and all work involved shall be com- 
pleted within twelve months after the passage of 
an ordinance by the City Council; that plans in 
triplicate shall be approved by the board of 
appeals before a building permit is issued herein 
and that all other ordinances of the City of Chi- 
cago shall be complied with before a certificate of 
occupancy is issued herein; and 

Whereas, the board further finds that the pro- 
posed improvement is to be located in a 1st vol- 
ume, residence district; that there is particular 
hardship in this case and that the variation may 
be made consistently in harmony with the intent 
and purpose of the zoning regulations and would 
not be detrimental to the public welfare, safety 
or health. 

Resolved, that the board of appeals by virtue 
of the authority conferred upon it does hereby 
recommend that the City Council enact the fol- 
lowing ordinance: 

'Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That pursuant to Section 28, par- 
agraph (5) of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance 
as amended, a variation be and the same is 
hereby allowed for the erection of an addition 
to the front of an existing church building, 
9'4" X 14'4" X 26'7" and 9'4" x 14'10", five feet 
from the street line and exceeding by 1466 sq. 
ft. the 6114 sq. ft. permitted on premises at 
8100-04 Dante avenue in conformity with the 
findings and recommendations of the Board of 
Appeals of the City of Chicago on September 
11, 1939. 

Section 2. The Commissioner of Buildings 
is hereby ordered and directed to grant per- 
mission for the erection of an addition to the 
front of an existing church building, 9'4" x 
14'4" X 26'7" and 9'4" x 14'10", five feet from 
the street line and exceeding by 1466 sq. ft. 
the 6114 sq. ft. permitted on premises at 
8100-04 Dante avenue on condition that all 
permits necessary for the erection of the pro- 
posed addition shall be obtained within six 
months and all work involved shall be com- 
pleted within twelve months after the passage 
of this ordinance; that plans in triplicate shall 
be approved by the board of appeals before a 
building permit is issued herein and that all 
other ordinances of the City of Chicago shall 
be complied with before a certificate of occu- 
pancy is issued herein. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
and effect from and after its passage.' "; 

now, therefore. 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That pursuant to Section 28, para- 
graph (5) of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance as 
amended, a variation be and the same is hereby 
allowed for the erection of an addition to the front 
of an existing church building, 9'4" x 14'4" x 26'7" 
and 9'4" x 14'10", five feet from the street line and 



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exceeding by 1466 sq. ft. the 6114 sq. ft. permitted 
on premises at 8100-04 Dante avenue in conformity 
with the findings and recommendations of the 
Board of Appeals of the City of Chicago on Sep- 
tember 11, 1939. 

Section 2. The Commissioner of Buildings is 
hereby ordered and directed to grant permission 
for the erection of an addition to the front of an ex- 
isting church building, 9'4" x 14'4" x 26'7" and 9'4" 
X 14'10", five feet from the street line and exceed- 
ing by 1466 sq. ft. the 6114 sq. ft. permitted on 
premises at 8100-04 Dante avenue on condition that 
all permits necessary for the erection of the pro- 
posed addition shall be obtained within six months 
and all work involved shall be completed within 
twelve months after the passage of this ordinance; 
that plans in triplicate shall be approved by the 
Board of Appeals before a building permit is issued 
herein and that all other ordinances of the City of 
Chicago shall be complied with before a certificate 
of occupancy is issued herein. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage. 



Proposed 

Change in the Requirements for the Installation of 

Relief Valves in Connection with Hot Water 

Systems. 

The Committee on Buildings and Zoning submitted 
the following report, which was, on motion of Alder- 
man Crowe, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, November 14, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Buildings, and Zoning, hav- 
ing had under consideration the matter of amend- 
ment of Sections 83-59 and 83-62 of the Municipal 
Code of Chicago concerning the installation of re- 
lief valves on hot water systems, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the ordinance 
herewith submitted [ordinance printed in Pam- 
phlet No. 40]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by twelve 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



DoRSEY R. Crowe, 

Chairman. 



Proposed 
Changes in the Regulations Governing the Separation 
of Theaters from Other Occupancies in Multiple- 
Use Buildings. 

The Committee on Buildings and Zoning submitted 
the following report, which was, on motion of Alder- 
man Crowe, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, November 14, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Buildings and Zoning, hav- 
ing had under consideration the matter of a revi- 
sion of the Chicago Building Code, in the matter of 
changes in the regulations governing the separa- 
tion of theaters from other occupancies in multiple- 
use buildings, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the ordinance herewith submitted 



for amendment of Section 53-39 of the Municipal 
Code of Chicago [ordinance printed in Pamphlet 
No. 40]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by twelve 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Dorsey R. Crowe, 

Chairman. 



Proposed 
Changes in the Regulations Governing the Erection of 
Single-Family Dwellings of Wood Frame Con- 
struction within the Fire Limits and the 
Provisional Fire Limits. 

The Committee on Buildings and Zoning submitted 
the following report, which was, on motion of Alder- 
man Crowe, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, November 14, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Buildings and Zoning, to 
whom was referred (August 30, 1939, page 821) 
an ordinance for amendment of the Chicago Build- 
ing Code in reference to the construction of single- 
family dwellings of wood frame construction within 
the fire limits and the provisional fire limits, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the substitute 
ordinance herewith submitted [ordinance printed 
in Pamphlet No. 40]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by twelve 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Dorsey R. Crowe, 

Chairman. 



Proposed 

Changes in the Requirements Governing Clearances 

from Ceilings and Walls of Stoves, Ranges and 

Water Heaters Using Gas. 

The Committee on Buildings and Zoning submitted 
the following report, which was, on motion of Alder- 
man Crowe, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, November 14, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Buildings and Zoning, hav- 
ing had under consideration the matter of a revi- 
sion of the Chicago Building Code, concerning 
clearance from ceilings and walls of stoves, ranges 
and water heaters using gas, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the ordinance here- 
with submitted for amendment of Section 80-4 of 
the Municipal Code of Chicago [ordinance printed 
in Pamphlet No. 40]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by twelve 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Dorsey R. Crowe, 

Chairman. 



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Proposed 

Allowance of a Variation from the Requirements of 

the Chicago Zoning Ordinance (Nos. 3801-3817 

S. Morgan St.). 

The Committee on Buildings and Zoning submitted 
the following report, which was, on motion of Alder- 
man Crowe, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, October 27, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Buildings and Zoning, to 
whom was referred (October 4, 1939, page 936) a 
resolution adopted by the Board of Appeals rec- 
ommending an allowance of a variation from the 
requirements of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance as 
to the premises known as Nos. 3801-3817 S. Mor- 
gan street, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the passage of 
the ordinance submitted herewith [ordinance 
printed in Pamphlet No. 40]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by four- 
teen members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Dorsey R. Crowe, 

Chairman. 



Sundry Matters Placed on File. 

The Committee on Buildings and Zoning submitted 
the following report: 

Chicago, November 14, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Buildings and Zoning, to 
whom were referred (April 12, 1939, page 12): 

[May 18, 1938, page 6014] an ordinance for 
amendment of Article 3106 of the Chicago Build- 
ing Ordinance; 

[June 10, 1938, page 6197] an ordinance for 
amendment of Article 702 of the Chicago Build- 
ing Ordinance, 

having had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend that said ordinances be 
placed on file. 

This recommendation was concurred in by twelve 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 
Alderman Crowe moved to concur in said report 



Dorsey R. Crowe, 

Chairman. 



No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed. 



HOUSING. 



In the Matter of Certain Detailed Information Rela- 
tive to Chicago Housing Projects, Etc. 

The Committee on Housing submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Alderman Lindell, 
ordered published and placed on file: 



* Committee on Housing,] 

Chicago, November 15, 1939. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Under date of October 30, 1939, 
page 1148 of the Journal of the Proceedings, the 
City Council referred to the Committee on Hous- 
ing a resolution requesting certain detailed infor- 
m.ation relative to Chicago Housing Projects, etc. 

The undersigned, as Chairman of the Committee 
on Housing, has endeavored to obtain from the Chi- 
cago Housing Authority the information requested. 

The Chicago Housing Authority, through its Ex- 
ecutive Secretary, advises that they are having pre- 
pared a comprehensive and complete report which 
will contain the information requested in the reso- 
lution and will be available about December 1, 
1939. 

Trusting that this report will meet with the ap- 
proval of the City Council, I am 



(Signed) 



Respectfully, 

A. G. Lindell, 
Chairman, Committee on Housing. 



LICENSE. 



Elimination of the Provision for the Issuance of Public 

Garage Licenses for Semi-Annual Periods and 

of the Provision Making the Semi-Annual 

Fee the Minimum License Fee. 

The Committee on License, to whom had been re- 
ferred (October 30, 1939, page 1156) an ordinance 
to eliminate the regulations providing for the issu- 
ance of public garage licenses for semi-annual periods 
and for the payment of the semi-annual fee as the 
minimum license fee, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of said ordinance. 

Alderman Keane moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance v/as passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murpliy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 156-17 of the Munici- 
pal Code of Chicago be and the same hereby is 



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amended by striking out the last paragraph of said 
section as printed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage and due publica- 
tion. 



Proposed 
Licensing and Regulation of Currency Exchanges. 

The Committee on License submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Alderman Keane, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, November 8, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on License, to whom was re- 
ferred (April 12, 1939, page 13) [February 6, 1939, 
page 7955] an ordinance to license and regulate 
currency exchanges, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the accompanying substitute ordinance 
[ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 41]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by twelve 
members of the committee, with no dissenting votes. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Thomas P. Keane, 

Chairman. 



LOCAL INDUSTRIES, STREETS AND ALLEYS. 



American Brake Shoe & Foundry Co.: Conduit. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, November 13, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (June 14, 1939, page 
332) an ordinance for a grant of permission and 
authority to the American Brake Shoe and Foundry 
Company to maintain and use an existing conduit 
under and across S. Hoyne avenue 218 feet south of 
S. Blue Island avenue, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said ordinance, with compensation as 
fixed by the Committee on Compensation [ordi- 
nance printed in Pamphlet No. 42]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by twelve 
members of the committee, with no dissenting votes. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Arnold Brothers, Inc.: Proposed Scale. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 



Chicago, November 13, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (October 30, 1939, 
page 1155) an order for the issuance of a permit 
to Arnold Bros., Inc. to maintain and operate a 
scale in W. Couch place, in the rear of the premises 
known as Nos. 656-670 W. Randolph street, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of said order (this rec- 
ommendation was concurred in by twelve members 
of the committee, with no dissenting votes) : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
Arnold Bros., Inc. to maintain and operate a scale 
in W. Couch place in rear of the premises located 
at Nos. 656-670 W. Randolph street, for a period 
of ten (10) years from September 12, 1938, in ac- 
cordance with plans and specifications filed with 
and approved by the said Commissioner of Public 
Works, upon the filing of the application and bond 
and the payment of the initial compensation pro- 
vided for by ordinance, except that compensation 
shall be paid annually, in advance. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Atlas Brewing Co.: Conduits, Pipes and Wires. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, November 13, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (July 12, 1939, page 
621) an ordinance for a grant of permission and 
authority to the Atlas Brewing Co. to maintain and 
use an existing conduit under and across the north- 
easterly-and-southwesterly alley in the block 
bounded by W. 21st street, W. Cermak road, S. Laf- 
lin street and S. Blue Island avenue, and to main- 
tain and use pipes, conduits and wires in or over 
said alley, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the passage of 
said ordinance, with compensation as fixed by the 
Committee on Compensation [ordinance printed in 
Pamphlet No. 42]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by twelve 
members of the committee, with no dissenting votes. 



(Signed) 



Respectfully submitted, 

Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



The Borden Co. (The Borden-Wieland Division): 
Proposed Driveway. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, October 25, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (October 18, 1939, 



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page 1065) an order for the issuance of a permit 
to The Borden Co. (The Borden-Wieland Division) 
to construct and maintain a driveway across the 
sidewalk at No. 3100 N. Tripp avenue, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of said order (this rec- 
ommendation was concurred in by fourteen mem- 
bers of the committee, with no dissenting votes) : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
The Borden Company (The Borden-Wieland Divi- 
sion) to construct and maintain one driveway across 
the sidewalk, 41 feet wide, adjoining the premises 
known as No. 3100 N. Tripp avenue, on the W. 
Barry avenue side; said permit to be issued and the 
work therein authorized to be done in accordance 
with the ordinances of the City of Chicago govern- 
ing the construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Proposed 

Grant of Authority to the Chicago Housing Authority 

for the Installation and Maintenance of Certain 

Pipes, Cables and a Conduit under and across 

S. Vernon Av., S. Rhodes Av. and S. 

Vincennes Av. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, November 13, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (October 30, 1939, 
page 1144) an ordinance for a grant of permission 
and authority to the Chicago Housing Authority to 
construct and maintain equipment comprising pipes 
and cables under S. Vernon avenue, S. Rhodes ave- 
nue and S. Vincennes avenue at sundry locations 
north of E. Pershing road, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of said ordinance, without com- 
pensation, as recommended by the Committee on 
Compensation [ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 
12]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by twelve 
members of the committee, with no dissenting votes. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Trustees of the Property of the C, M., St. P. & P. 
R. R. Co.: Scale. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, November 13, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (October 30, 1939, 
page 1155) an order for the issuance of a permit to 



Henry A. Scandrett, Walter J. Cummings, George 
I. Haight (trustees of the property of the Chicago, 
Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad Com- 
pany) to maintain and operate a scale in the park- 
way adjoining the premises known as Nos. 323- 
329 N. Peoria street, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said order (this recommendation was 
concurred in by twelve members of the commit- 
tee, with no dissenting votes) : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
Henry A. Scandrett, Walter J. Cummings, George 
I. Haight, Trustees of the property of the Chicago, 
Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad Com- 
pany, to maintain and operate a scale in the park- 
way adjoining the premises known as Nos. 323-329 
N. Peoria street for a period of ten years from 
November 2, 1939, in accordance with plans and 
specifications filed with and approved by the said 
Commissioner of Public Works, upon the filing of 
the application and bond and payment of the initial 
compensation provided for by ordinance, except 
that compensation shall be paid annually, in ad- 
vance. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



The Chicago Title & Trust Co. (as Trustee): 
Ornamental Clock. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, November 13, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (October 30, 1939, 
page 1157) an ordinance for a grant of permission 
and authority to The Chicago Title & Trust Com- 
pany, as trustee, to maintain an existing orna- 
mental clock attached to the building located at No. 
5200 W. Chicago avenue, having had the same un- 
der advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of said ordinance, -without 
compensation as recommended by the Committee 
on Compensation [ordinance printed in Pamphlet 
No. 42]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by twelve 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Chicago, West Pullman & Southern R. R. Co.: 
Switch Track. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, November 13, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (April 26, 1939, page 



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1209 



122) an ordinance for a grant of permission and 
authority to the Chicago, West Pullman & Southern 
Railroad Company to maintain and operate as now 
constructed a switch track across S. Loomis street, 
south of W. 119th street, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of said ordinance, with compen- 
sation as fixed by the Committee on Compensation 
[ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 42]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by twelve 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Columbus Venetian Stevens Buildings, Inc.: Vault 

(with Trapdoors) and Stairway Entrance and 

Canopy. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, November 13, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (May 24, 1939, page 
290) an ordinance for a grant of permission and 
authority to the Columbus Venetian Stevens 
Buildings, Inc. to maintain and use an existing vault 
(with stairway entrance and canopy) under N. Hol- 
den court south of E. Washington street, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of said ordinance, with 
compensation as fixed by the Committee on Com- 
pensation [ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 42]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by twelve 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Consumers Company of Illinois: Switch Track. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, November 13, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (April 12, 1939, page 
13) [March 18, 1938, page 5633] an ordinance for 
a grant of permission and authority to the Con- 
sumers Company of Illinois to maintain and use as 
now constructed a railroad switch track across W. 
Homer street, west of N. Kilbourn avenue, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of said ordinance, 
with compensation as fixed by the Committee on 
Compensation [ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 
42]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by twelve 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted. 



Continental Illinois National Bank & Trust Company 

of Chicago (as Trustee): Coal Vault (with Coal 

Holes and Trapdoor). 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, November 13, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (October 30, 1939, 
page 1147) an ordinance for a grant of permission 
and authority to the Continental Illinois National 
Bank & Trust Company, as trustee, to maintain and 
use an existing coal vault under the north-and- 
south alley west of S. Cottage Grove avenue, south 
of E. 63rd street, together with coal holes and a 
trapdoor in the top of said vault, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of said ordinance, with 
compensation as fixed by the Committee on Com- 
pensation [ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 42]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by twelve 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Thomas M. Crane: Proposed Canopy. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, November 13, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (October 30, 1939, 
page 1152) an order for the issuance of a permit 
to Thomas M. Crane to construct and maintain a 
canopy over the sidewalk attached to the building 
at No. 1524 W. 69th street, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of said order (this recommenda- 
tion was concurred in by twelve members of the 
committee, with no dissenting votes): 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
Thomas M. Crane to construct and maintain a can- 
opy, faced on three sides with brick and supported 
on the outer edge with brick piers in cement 
foundation, over the sidewalk in S. Justine street 
to be attached to the building or structure located 
at No. 1524 W. 69th street in accordance with plans 
and specifications to be filed with the Commissioner 
of Public Works and approved by the Commis- 
sioner of Buildings and the Chief Fire Prevention 
Engineer, said canopy not to exceed sixteen (16) 
feet in leneth nor seventeen (17) feet in width; 
upon the filing of the application and bond and 
payment of the initial compensation provided for 
by ordinances relating to the construction and 
maintenance of canopies. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



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DeSoto Realty Trust: Loading Platforms and Canopies. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, November 13, 1939. 

To the President and M'emhers of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (October 30, 1939, 
page 1155) an ordinance for a grant of permission 
and authority to the Chicago Title and Trust Com- 
pany (as Trustee), P. B. Eckhart, C. K. Eckhart, 
E. A. Weaver, F. A. Kucera, Jr., doing business as 
the DeSoto Realty Trust, to maintain and use two 
existing platforms and two canopies over said plat- 
forms in front of the premises known as Nos. 347- 
353 N. Loomis street, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of said ordinance, with compensation 
as fixed by the Committee on Compensation [or- 
dinance printed in Pamphlet No. 42]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by twelve 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Andrew R. Dole and Mary H. Dole: Loading Platform 
and Canopy. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, November 13, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (October 30, 1939, 
page 1155) an ordinance for a grant of permission 
and authority to Andrew R. Dole and Mary H. Dole 
to maintain and use an existing loading platform 
in the sidev/alk space in W. Meridian street and a 
canopy over said loading platform in the rear of 
the premises known as Nos. 663-671 W. Washing- 
ton boulevard, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said ordinance, with compensation as 
fixed by the Committee on Compensation [ordi- 
nance printed in Pamphlet No. 42]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by twelve 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Douglas Lumber Co.: Switch Track. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, November 13, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (April 12, 1939, page 



13) [October 30, 1935, page 787] an ordinance for 
grant of permission and authority to the Allis- 
Chalmers Manufacturing Company to maintain 
and operate as now constructed a railroad sv/itch 
track over and across S. Washtenaw avenue north 
of W. Roosevelt road, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of said ordinance as amended by your 
Committee, to substitute Douglas Lumber Co. 
as the grantee, with compensation as fixed by the 
Committee on Compensation [ordinance printed 
in Pamphlet No. 42]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by twelve 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Douglas Lumber Co.: Proposed Renewal of an 

Authorization for the Use of Space in an 

Alley. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, November 13, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (April 12, 1939, page 
13) [January 25, 1937, page 3147] the application 
of the Douglas Lumber Co. for authority to occupy 
space in the alley north of W. Roosevelt road and 
east of S. Fairfield avenue, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order (this rec- 
ommendation was concurred in by twelve members 
of the committee, with no dissenting votes) : 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of Compensa- 
tion be and he is hereby authorized to issue a per- 
mit to the Douglas Lumber Co. to close a gate on 
the east side of S. Fairfield avenue at the entrance 
of the east-and-west public alley north of W. 
Roosevelt road, for a period of three (3) years be- 
ginning November 23, 1936, at an annual compen- 
sation of twenty-five dollars ($25.00), payable an- 
nually in advance, said permit to be subject to 
revocation by either party on thirty (30) days' 
notice in writing, or may be revoked at any time 
by the Mayor in his discretion. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



The Goss Printing Press Co.: Proposed Renew^al of an 

Authorization to Occupy a Portion of S. 

Ashland Av. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, November 13, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (April 12, 1939, page 



November 15, 1939 



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1211 



13) [August 5, 1937, page 4173] the application of 
the Goss Printing Press Company for renewal of 
authority to occupy part of S. Ashland avenue at 
W. 15th place, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order (this recommendation 
was concurred in by twelve members of the com- 
mittee, with no dissenting votes) : 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of Compensa- 
tion be and he is hereby authorized to issue a per- 
mit to The Goss Printing Press Company, a cor- 
poration, to continue in occupation of the westerly 
seventeen (17) feet of S. Ashland avenue abutting 
upon the vacated portion of W. 15th place, and Lots 
sixty-nine (69), seventy (70), seventy-one (71) 
and seventy-two (72) in Stinson's Subdivision of 
Block thirty-two (32), a Subdivision, in Section 
19-39-14, East of the Third Principal Meridian, said 
space being that portion of S. Ashland avenue lying 
between the retaining wall of the Baltimore & 
Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad and the retaining 
wall of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, 
the west line of S. Ashland avenue and a line drawn 
parallel to and seventeen (17) feet east thereof, 
for a period of three (3) years from June 23, 1939, 
at an annual compensation of two hundred 
forty-one and ninety-two one-hundredths dollars 
($241.92), payable annually in advance, said per- 
mit to be subject to revocation by either party on 
thirty (30) days' notice in writing, or may be re- 
voked at any time by the Mayor in his discretion. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



General Electric X-Ray Corporation: Covered Bridge 
(Passageway). 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, November 30, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (October 30, 1939, 
page 1155) an ordinance for a grant of permission 
and authority to the General Electric X-Ray Cor- 
poration to maintain and use an existing covered 
bridge or passageway over and across the north- 
and-south alley between S. Damen and S. Seeley 
avenues, north of W. Jackson boulevard, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of said ordinance, with 
compensation as fixed by the Committee on Com- 
pensation [ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 42]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by twelve 
members of the committee, with no dissenting votes. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



E. R. Herbst: Proposed Driveway. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 



Chicago, November 13, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (October 30, 1939, 
page 1108) an order for the issuance of a permit to 
E. R. Herbst to construct and maintain a driveway 
across the sidewalk at Nos. 7614-7622 S. South Chi- 
cago avenue, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of said order (this recommendation was con- 
curred in by twelve members of the committee, 
with no dissenting votes) : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
E. R. Herbst to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, 16 feet wide, in front of 
the premises known as Nos. 7614-7622 S. South 
Chicago avenue; said permit to be issued and the 
work therein authorized to be done in accordance 
with the ordinances of the City of Chicago govern- 
ing the construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



International Harvester Co.: Water Pipes. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, November 13, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (April 12, 1939, page 
13) [February 15, 1939, page 8050] an ordinance 
for a grant of permission and authority to the In- 
ternational Harvester Company to maintain and use 
as now installed a twelve-inch water pipe in and 
along W. 120th street, and to maintain an existing 
iron pipe under and across S. Racine avenue 
south of W. 120th street, having had the same un- 
der advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of said ordinance, with compensation 
as fixed by the Committee on Compensation [ordi- 
nance printed in Pamphlet No. 42]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by twelve 
members of the committee, with no dissenting votes. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Axel Johnson: Proposed Driveway. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, October 25, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (October 18, 1939, 
page 1070) an order for the issuance of a permit to 
Axel Johnson to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk in front of the premises 



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November 15, 1939 



known as No. 6902 N. Tonty avenue, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of said order (this recom- 
mendation was concurred in by fourteen members 
of the committee, with no dissenting votes) : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Axel Johnson to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, ten feet wide, in front of 
the premises known as No. 6902 N. Tonty avenue; 
said permit to be issued and the work therein au- 
thorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Lewis Institute: Tunnel. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, November 13, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (October 30, 1939, 
page 1155) an ordinance for a grant of permission 
and authority to the Lewis Institute to maintain 
and use an existing tunnel under the first easterly- 
and-westerly alley south of W. Madison street, west 
of S. Winchester avenue, having had the same un- 
der advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of said ordinance, with compensation 
as fixed by the Committee on Compensation [ordi- 
nance printed in Pamphlet No. 42]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by twelve 
members of the committee, with no dissenting votes. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



The Pennsylvania R. R. Co.: Switch Tracks. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, November 13, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (October 30, 1939, 
page 1155) an ordinance for a grant of permission 
and authority to The Pennsylvania Railroad Com- 
pany to maintain and operate an existing switch 
track across N. Ann street north of W. Carroll ave- 
nue, and two existing switch tracks across the first 
east-and-west alley north of W. Carroll avenue east 
of N. Elizabeth street, having had the same undei 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of said ordinance, with compensation 
as fixed by the Committee on Compensation [ordi- 
nance printed in Pamphlet No. 42]. 



This recommendation was concurred in by twelve 
members of the committee, with no dissenting votes. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 
Chairman. 



Frank Platka: Driveway. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, October 26, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (October 18, 1939, 
page 1070) an order for the issuance of a permit to 
Frank Platka for the construction and maintenance 
of a driveway at No. 6617 N. Loleta avenue, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of said order (this 
recommendation was concurred in by twelve mem- 
bers of the committee, with no dissenting votes) : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Frank Platka to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, ten feet wide, in front of 
the premises known as No. 6617 N. Loleta avenue; 
said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the or- 
dinances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Albro B. Prindle and Others: Vault and Coal Holes. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, November 13, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (October 30, 1939, 
page 1155) an ordinance for a grant of permission 
and authority to Albro B. Prindle, Martha P. Grif- 
fin and James P. Prindle, and Albro B. Prindle, 
as Trustees of the Harvey Realty Trust, to maintain 
and use an existing vault under the east-and-west 
alley in the rear of premises known as Nos. 558-560 
W. Washington boulevard, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of said ordinance, with compen- 
sation as fixed by the Committee on Compensation 
[ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 42]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by twelve 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 



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Viola Ragner: Proposed Driveways. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
•published: 

Chicago, October 25, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (October 18, 1939, 
page 1063) an order for the issuance of a permit to 
Viola Ragner to construct and maintain three 
driveways across the sidewalk (two at Nos. 463- 
469 N. Ashland avenue and one at Nos. 1531-1535 
W. Grand avenue), having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said order (this recommendation was 
concurred in by fourteen members of the commit- 
tee, with no dissenting votes) : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Viola Ragner to construct and maintain three 
driveways across the sidewalk, each 32 feet wide, 
as follows: two driveways in front of the premises 
known as Nos. 463-469 N. Ashland avenue, and 
one driveway in front of the premises known as 
Nos. 1531-1535 W. Grand avenue; said permit to 
be issued and the work therein authorized to be 
done in accordance with the ordinances of the City 
of Chicago governing the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



. Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



J. Arnold Scudder: Chutes (with Covers). 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, October 26, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (April 12, 1939, page 
13) [July 1, 1936, page 1961] an ordinance for a 
grant of permission and authority to J. Arnold 
Scudder to maintain and use as now constructed 
two coal chutes, with covers, in the north-and- 
south alley adjoining premises known as No. 1613 
W. Van Buren street, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said ordinance, with compensation as 
fixed by the Committee on Compensation [ordi- 
nance printed in Pamphlet No. 42]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by twelve 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 



Chicago, November 13, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (October 30, 1939, 
page 1149) an order for the issuance of a permit 
to Stearns Lime & Stone Company to construct and 
maintain five driveways across tlie sidewalk at the 
following locations: No. 820 W. 29th street; No. 856 
W. 29th street; No. 2840 S. Halsted street; No. 877 
W. 27th street; and No. 817 W. 27th street, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of said order (this 
recommendation was concurred in by twelve mem- 
bers of the committee, with no dissenting votes) : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Stearns Lime & Stone Co. to construct and main- 
tain five driveways across the sidewalk, as fol- 
lows: one 20 feet wide at No. 820 W. 29th street; 
one 30 feet wide at No. 856 W. 29th street; one 96 
feet wide at No. 2840 S. Halsted street; one 30 feet 
wide at No. 877 W. 27th street; and one 20 feet wide 
at No. 817 W. 27th street; said permit to be issued 
and the work therein authorized to be done in ac- 
cordance with the ordinances of the City of Chi- 
cago governing the construction and maintenance 
of driveways. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Harriet Stahl: Proposed Driveway. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, October 26, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (October 18, 1939, 
page 1070) an order for the issuance of a permit to 
Harriet Stahl for the construction and maintenance 
of a driveway at No. 5240 N. Lamon avenue, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of said order 
(this recommendation was concurred in by twelve 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes) : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Harriet Stahl to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, ten feet wide, in front of 
the premises known as No. 5240 N. Lamon avenue; 
said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Stearns Lime & Stone Co.: Proposed Drivew^ays. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 



James Slater: Proposed Driveway. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published : 



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Chicago, October 26, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (October 18, 1939, 
page 1070) an order for the issuance of a permit to 
James Slater for the construction and maintenance 
of a driveway at No. 6872 N. Tonty avenue, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of said order (this 
recommendation was concurred in by twelve mem- 
bers of the committee, with no dissenting votes) : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
James Slater to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, ten feet wide, in front of 
the premises knov/n as No. 6872 N. Tonty ave- 
nue; said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Silverstein and Pinsof, Inc.: Proposed Renewal of an 
Authorization to Occupy Space in N. Besley Ct. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, October 16, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (October 4, 1939, 
page 989) the application of Silverstein and Pinsof, 
Inc. to occupy space in N. Besley court between W. 
Wabansia avenue and the Chicago, Milwaukee, 
St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order (this 
recommendation was concurred in by twelve mem- 
bers of the committee, with no dissenting votes) : 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of Compensa- 
tion be and he is hereby authorized to issue a per- 
mit to Silverstein and Pinsof, Inc., to use twelve 
hundred twenty (1220) square feet of space in N. 
Besley court between W. Wabansia avenue and the 
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, 
surrounding the space used for a switch track, for 
a period of three (3) years from November 1, 1939, 
at an annual compensation of fifty dollars ($50.00), 
payable annually in advance, said permit to be sub- 
ject to revocation by either party on thirty (30) 
days' notice in writing, or may be revoked at any 
time by the Mayor in his discretion. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 
Chairman. 



TRAFFIC AND PUBLIC SAFETY. 



Provision for Adequate Street Lighting Facilities for 
Improved Highways. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of an order 



submitted therewith to provide for adequate street 
lighting facilities for improved highways. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, CuUerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Whereas, The City Council is confirmed in the 
belief that there is a direct relation between traffic 
accidents and street lighting and that the statistics 
of traffic accidents in Chicago disclose the impera- 
tive need for the installation of street lighting sys- 
tems to meet the requirements of modern high- 
speed vehicular traffic as an integral part of all 
highways constructed within the limits of the City 
of Chicago, and that it is a serious mistake not to 
make provision in plans for the construction of 
highways in Chicago for the proper lighting of such 
highways; therefore, be it 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improvements 
be and they hereby are directed to include in any 
and all plans which they may prepare for highway 
improvement by the City of Chicago out of motor 
fuel tax provision for the adequate and proper 
lighting of the highway; and be it further 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he hereby is authorized and directed not to 
approve plans for the construction by the State of 
Illinois or the County of Cook of highways within 
the limits of the City of Chicago unless such plans 
provide for the installation, as a part of such high- 
way construction, of adequate and proper lighting 
facilities on such highways; and, be it further 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to con- 
fer with the officials of the State of Illinois and of 
the County of Cook having charge of highway con- 
struction in an effort to have them install street 
lighting facilities on all existing State bond issue 
routes and paving projects constructed under State 
aid within the limits of the City of Chicago. 



Direction for the Installation of Traffic Signal Lights 
at N. Ashland Av. and W. Erie St. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 30, 1939, page 1154) 
an order for the installation of traffic signal lights at 
N. Ashland avenue and W. Erie street, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of said order. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said order. 



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1215 



No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Aldermen Diclcerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to install "Stop and Go" lights at the inter- 
section of N. Ashland avenue and W. Erie street. 



Speed Limitation for Vehicles on a Portion of 
W. Foster Av. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety,, to 
whom had been referred (October 18, 1939, pages 
1068-1069) an ordinance to limit the speed of vehicles 
on a portion of W. Foster avenue, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of said ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular raeeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance restricting the speeds 
at which motor vehicles may be lawfully operated 
on designated portions of certain streets passed by 
the City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing 
on page 3131 of the Journal of the Proceedings of 
the City Council for that date, as amended, is 
hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the three captions 
(Street — Limits — Speed) in Section 1 thereof the 
following language: 



(Street) (Limits) (Speed) 

"W. Foster North Branch of Chi- 30 miles 
avenue cago River to N. per hour". 

Central Park avenue 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Speed Limitations for Vehicles on Portions of N. 
Lamon and N. LaCrosse Aves. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 18, 1939, pages 
1070-1071) an ordinance to limit the speed of motor 
vehicles on certain streets, submitted a report recojm- 
mending the passage of said ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance restricting the speeds 
at which motor vehicles may be lawfully operated 
on designated portions of certain streets passed by 
the City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing 
on page 3131 of the Journal of the Proceedings of 
the City Council for that date, as amended, is 
hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the three captions 
(Street — Limits — Speed) in Section 1 thereof the 
following language: 



(Street) 

'N. Lamon 

avenue 
'N. LaCrosse 

avenue 



(Limits) (Speed) 

W. Foster avenue to 25 miles 

W. Bryn Mawr per hour", 
avenue 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Speed Limitation for Vehicles on a Portion of W. 
Lawrence Av. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 18, 1939, pages 
1070-1071) an ordinance to limit the speed of motor 



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vehicles on a portion of W. Lawrence avenue, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of said 
ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance restricting the speeds 
at which motor vehicles may be lawfully operated 
on designated portions of certain streets passed by 
the City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing 
on page 3131 of the Journal of the Proceedings of 
the City Council for that date, as amended, is 
hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the three captions 
(Street — Limits — Speed) in Section 1 thereof the 
following language: 



(Street) 

'W. Lawrence 
avenue 



(Limits) 

N. Cicero to N. Cen- 
tral avenues 



(Speed) 

25 miles 
per hour". 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Speed Limitation for Vehicles on a Portion of 
W. 101st St. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 18, 1939, page 1062) 
an ordinance to limit the speed of vehicles on W. 
101st street, between S. Longwood drive and S. West- 
ern avenue, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of said ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 



Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicagoi^ 

Section 1. The ordinance restricting the speeds 
at which motor vehicles may be lawfully operated 
on designated portions of certain streets passed by 
the City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing 
on page 3131 of the Journal of the Proceedings of 
the City Council for that date, as amended, is 
hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the three captions 
(Street — Limits — Speed) in Section 1 thereof the 
following language: 

(Street) (Limits) (Speed) 

"W. 101st From S. L on g w o d 25 miles 
street drive to S. Western per hour", 

avenue 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Designation of a Portion of S. Morgan St. as a 
"Through" Street. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 30, 1939, page 1151) 
an ordinance to designate S. Morgan street between 
W. 55th and W. 57th streets as a "through" street, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of said 
ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — ^None. 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 



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The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance designating "Through" 
streets passed by the City Council on January 13, 
1937 and appearing on pages 3128 to 3130 of the 
Journal of the Proceedings of the City Council for 
that date, as amended, is hereby further amended 
by inserting and adding in appropriate place under 
the two captions (Street — Limits) in Section 1 
thereof the following language: 

(Limits) 

55th street to W. 57th 



(Street) 

"S. Morgan 
street 



From W. 
street". 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Designation of a Portion of Pershing Road as a 
"Through" Street. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of an ordi- 
nance submitted therewith to designate Pershing road 
between South Park Way and S. Ashland avenue as 
a "through" street. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cov'hey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance designating "Through" 
streets passed by the City Council on January 13, 
1937 and appearing on pages 3128 to 3130 of the 
Journal of the Proceedings of the City Council for 
that date, as amended, is hereby further amended 
by inserting and adding in appropriate place under 
the two captions (Street — Limits) in Section 1 
thereof the following language: 



(Street) 
"Pershing road 



(Limits) 

From South Park Way to S. 
Ashland avenue". 



Designation of Portions of Sundry Streets as 
"Through" Streets. 

The Committee on Traffic arid Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 30, 1939, page 1154) 
an ordinance to designate portions of sundry streets 
as "through" streets, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of said ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance designating "Through" 
streets passed by the City Council on January 13, 
1937 and appearing on pages 3128 to 3130 of the 
Journal of the Proceedings of the City Council for 
that date, as amended, is hereby further amended 
by inserting and adding in appropriate place under 
the two captions (Street — Limits) in Section 1 
thereof the following language: 



(Street) 

"N. Noble street 

"W. Erie street 
"N. Orleans street 



(Limits) 

W. Augusta boulevard to 
W. Erie street", 

N. Noble street to N. Or- 
leans street", 

W. Erie street to W. Ohio 
street". 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 5920 N. Clark St. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 18, 1939, page 1076) 
an ordinance to prohibit parking in front of the prem- 
ises known as No.. 5920 N. Clark street, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of said ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 



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November 15, 1939 



The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 

(Street) (Limits) 

"5920 N. Clark 15 feet in front of said prem- 
street ises". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Prohibition against Parking on a Portion of N. 
Commonwealth Av. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 18, 1939, page 1071) 
an ordinance to prohibit parking on a portion of N. 
Commonwealth avenue, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of said ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 



The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937, and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 

(Street) (Limits) 

"N. Common- For a distance of 30 feet at the 

wealth ave- entrance of the School of Do- 

nue mestic Arts and Science, the 

entrance being approximately 

75 feet north of W. Belden 

avenue". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 1632 and No. 1638 
W. Division St. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 18, 1939, page 1065) 
an ordinance to prohibit parking in front of the prem- 
ises known respectively as No. 1632 and No. 1638 W. 
Division street, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of said ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 



Grealis, 
—45. 



Young, "Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 



Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 



November 15, 1939 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 



1219 



(Street) (Limits) 

"W. Division For a distance of 30 feet in front 
street of premises known as No. 1632 

W. Division street 

W. Division For a distance of 30 feet in front 

street of premises known as No. 1638 

W. Division street". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 6330 S. Dorchester 

Av. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 18, 1939, page 1056) 
an ordinance to prohibit parking in front of the prem- 
ises known as No. 6330 S. Dorchester avenue, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of said 
ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, CuUerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays— None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 

(Street) (Limits) 

"S. Dorchester For a distance of 50 feet in front 

avenue of the premises known as No. 

6330 S. Dorchester avenue". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Prohibition against Parking on a Portion of W. 
Fulton St. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 18, 1939, page 1066) 



an ordinance to prohibit parking on the north side of 
W. Fulton street between N. Parkside and N. Central 
avenues, submitted a report recommending the pas- 
sage of said ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 



guage: 

(Street) 

"W. Fulton street 
(north side) 



(Limits) 

From N. Parkside avenue 
N. Central avenue". 



to 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Prohibition against Parking on a Portion of N. 
Hermitage Av. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 18, 1939, page 1073) 
an ordinance to prohibit parking on a portion of N. 
Hermitage avenue submitted a report recommending 
the passage of said ordinance. 

Alderm^an Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 



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Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duflfy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 



(Street) 

"N. Hermitage avenue 
(west side) 



(Limits) 

For a distance of 30 feet 
south of W. Wilson 
avenue (entrance to 
church) ", 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Prohibition against Parking at Nos. 5816-5824 N. 
Glenwood Av. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 18, 1939, page 1075) 
an ordinance to prohibit parking in front of the prem- 
ises known as Nos. 5816-5824 N. Glenwood avenue, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of said 
ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, .Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — ^None. 



The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 

(Street) (Limits) 

"N. Glenwood For a distance of 40 feet in front 
avenue of the premises known as Nos. 

5816-5824 N. Glenwood ave- 
nue". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 1145 W. Granville 

Av. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 18, 1939, page 1075) 
an ordinance to prohibit parking in front of the prem- 
ises known as No. 1145 W. Granville avenue, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of said 
ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 



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1221 



(Street) (Limits) 

"W. Granville For a distance of 50 feet in front 
avenue of the premises known as No. 

1145 W. Granville avenue". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 6318 W. Irving 
Park Road. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 18, 1939, page 1068) 
an ordinance to prohibit parking in front of the prem- 
ises known as No. 6318 W. Irving Park road, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of said 
ordinance. 

Alderman Kells mioved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 



(Street) 

'W. Irving Park 
road 



(Limits) 

For a distance of 25 feet in 
front of the premises 
known as No. 6318 W. Irv- 
ing Park road". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



an ordinance to prohibit parking at No. 2329 W. Madi- 
son street, submitted a report recommending the pas- 
sage of said ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — ^None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed* 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 



(Street) 

'W. Madison street 
(south side) 



(Limits) 

For a distance of 50 feet 
in front of the premises 
known as No. 2329 W. 
Madison street". 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 2329 W. Madison St. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 30, 1939, page 1156) 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 4246 W. Madison St. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 18, 1939, page 1065) 
an ordinance to prohibit parking at No. 4246 W. Madi- 
son street, submitted a report recommending the pas- 
sage of said ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 



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Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions ( Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 



(Street) 



(Limits) 



"W. Madison street For a distance of 16 feet 

in front of the premises 
known as No. 4246 W. 
Madison street". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Prohibition against Parking at Nos. 6353-6359 S. 
Marshfield Av. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 30, 1939, page 1151) 
an ordinance to prohibit parking at Nos. 6353-6359 
S. Marshfield avenue, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of said ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 



City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 

(Street) (Limits) 

"S. Marshfield For a distance of 100 feet in 

avenue front of the premises known 

as Nos. 6353-6355-6357-6359 

S. Marshfield avenue (Drexel 

Park Presbyterian Church)". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Prohibition against Parking on W. 111th St. and S. 
Sacramento Av. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 18, 1939, page 1062) 
an ordinance to prohibit parking at the northeast 
corner of W. 111th street and S. Sacramento avenue, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of said 
ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 



(Street) 

'W. 111th street and S. 
Sacramento avenue 
(northeast corner) 



(Limits) 

On both streets at the 
intersection". 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



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1223 



Prohibition against Parking on E. 79th St. at S. 
Exchange Av. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 18, 1939, page 1057) 
an ordinance to prohibit parking on E. 79th street at 
S. Exchange avenue, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of said ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— ^Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 

(Street) (Limits) 

"E. 79th street For a distance of 100 feet west 
(north side) of S. Exchange avenue, 

E. 79th street For a distance of 60 feet west of 
(south side) S. Exchange avenue". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Prohibition against Parking at Nos. 1438-1448 E. 
67th St. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 18, 1939, page 1056) 
an ordinance to prohibit parking at Nos. 1438-1448 
E. 67th street, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of said ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 



The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions ( Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 

(Limits) 

For a distance of 150 feet in 
front of the premises known 
as Nos. 1438-1448 E. 67th 
street". 



(Street) 
"E. 67th street 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Prohibition against Parking on a Portion of W. 
64th St. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 30, 1939, page 1151) 
an ordinance to prohibit parking on the north side of 
W. 64th street, easterly of S. Marshfield avenue, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of said 
ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells,' Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 



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The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
gua:ge: 

(Street) (Limits) 



'W. 64th street 
(north side) 



From S. Marshfield avenue to 
a point 50 feet east thereof 
(Drexel Park Presbyterian 
Church)". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Prohibition against Parking on a Portion of W. 35th St. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 18, 1939, page 1059) 
an ordinance to prohibit parking on a portion of W. 
35th street, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of said ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 

(Street) (Limits) 

"W. 35th street S. Justine street to S. Ashland 
(north side) avenue". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 4315 and No. 4338 
S. Wabash Av. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 18, 1939, page 1056) 
an ordinance to prohibit parking at No. 4315 and at 
No. 4338 S. Wabash avenue, submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of said ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— ^Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 

(Street) (Limits) 

"S. Wabash For a distance of 30 feet in front 

avenue of the premises known as No. 

4338 S. Wabash avenue (Chris- 
tian Liberty Baptist Church)", 

"S. Wabash For a distance of 30 feet in front 
avenue of the premises known as No. 

4315 S. Wabash avenue (First 
Church of the Deliverance)". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Prohibition against Parking on a Portion of W. 
Wilson Av. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 18, 1939, page 1073) 
an ordinance to prohibit parking on a portion of W. 
Wilson avenue, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of said ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 



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No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quiik, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— ^Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 

(Limits) 

For a distance of 30 feet 
west of N. Campbell 
avenue (entrance to 
church)". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



(Street) 

"W. Wilson avenue 
(north side) 



Prohibition against Parking on Portions of N. Win- 
throp Av. and W. Hollywood Av. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 18, 1939, page 1075) 
an ordinance to prohibit parking on portions of N. 
Winthrop and W. Hollywood avenues, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of said ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Yovmg, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 



The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 



(Street) 

"N. Winthrop avenue 
(west side) 



(Limits) 

For a distance of 50 feet 
south of W. Holly- 
wood avenue". 



"W. Hollywood avenue For a distance of 30 feet 
(south side) west of N. Winthrop 

avenue". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 4614 S, Woodlawn 

Av. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 18, 1939, page 1056) 
an ordinance to prohibit parking at No. 4614 S. Wood- 
lawn avenue, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of said ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohfen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions ( Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 



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(Street) (Limits) 

"S. Woodlawn For a distance of 30 feet in front 
avenue of the premises known as No. 

4614 S. Woodlawn avenue". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Proposed Provision for the Parking of Motor Vehicles 
in the Vicinity of Elevated Railroad Stations. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety sub- 
mitted the following report: 

Chicago, November 9, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, 
having had under consideration the matter of mak- 
ing provision for the parking of vehicles in the 
vicinity of elevated railroad stations, beg leave to 
report and recommend that the order submitted 
herewith be referred to the Committee on Local 
Transportation. 

This recommendation was concurred in by thir- 
teen members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 
Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report 



Geo. D. Kells, 
Chairman. 



No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed. 



Suggested Purchase of Six Additional Squad Cars for 

the Traffic Accident Prevention Bureau of the 

Department of Police; Etc. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety sub- 
mitted the following report: 

Chicago, November 9, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, 
having had under consideration the matter of the 
insufficiency of the equipment of the Traffic Acci- 
dent Prevention Bureau of the Department of Po- 
lice and the matter of painting its squad cars white, 
beg leave to report and recommend that the order 
submitted herewith be referred to the Committee 
on Finance. 

This recommendation was concurred in by thir- 
teen members of the committee, with no disssenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Geo. D. Kells, 
Chairman. 



Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed. 



MATTERS PRESENTED BY THE ALDERMEN. 

(Said Matters Having Been Presented, in Order, by 
Wards, Beginning with the Fiftieth Ward. 



FIRST WARD. 



Alderman Bowler (for Alderman Kenna) presented 
the following orders: 

R. R. Donnelley & Sons Co.: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company to construct and 
maintain one driveway across the sidewalk, 16 feet 
wide, on the east side of S. Prairie avenue in front 
of the premises known as No. 2121 S. Prairie ave- 
nue; said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



Charles J. Donnelly (as Agent): Canopy. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
Charles J. Donnelly, agent of the Leander J. Mc- 
Cormick Estate, to maintain an existing canopy 
over the sidewalk in E. Van Buren street, attached 
to the building or structure located at the northwest 
corner of E. Van Buren street and S. Michigan ave- 
nue, for a period of ten (10) years fromi December 
6, 1939, in accordance with plans and specifications 
to be filed with the Commissioner of Public Works 
and approved by the Commissioner of Buildings 
and the Chief Fire Prevention Engineer, said can- 
opy not to exceed 24_feet in length nor 16 feet in 
width; upon the filing of the application and bond 
and payment of the initial compensation provided 
for by ordinances relating to the construction and 
maintenance of canopies, except that compensation 
shall be paid annually, in advance. 



Quincy Parking Garage, Inc.: Canopy. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
Quincy Parking Garage, Inc. to maintain an exist- 
ing canopy over the sidewalk in W. Quincy street, 
attached to the building or structure located at Nos. 
16-30 W. Quincy street, for a period of ten (10) 
years from December 27, 1939, in accordance with 
plans and specifications filed with the Commissioner 
of Public Works and approved by the Commissioner 
of Buildings and the Chief Fire Prevention En- 
gineer, said canopy not to exceed 20 feet in length 
nor 12 feet in width; upon the filing of the applica- 
tion and bond and payment of the initial compen- 
sation provided for by ordinances relating to the 
construction and maintenance of canopies, except 
that compensation shall be paid annually, in ad- 
vance. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Bowler moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Proposed Direction for the Approval of Plans for the 

Operation of a Public Assembly Unit by Congress 

Hotel and Annex, Inc. 

Alderman Bowler (for Alderman Kenna) presented 
an order for the approval of plans for the operation of 
a public assembly unit in connection with the premises 
known as Nos. 500-536 S. Michigan avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



Claim of Commonwealth Edison Co. 

Alderman Bowler (for Alderman Kenna) presented 
a claim of Commonwealth Edison Company for com- 
pensation for damage to equipment, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



SECOND WARD. 



The Cuneo Press, Inc.: Proposed Conduit. 

Alderman Bowler (for Alderman Kenna) presented 
an ordinance for a grant of permission and authority 
to The Cuneo Press, Inc. to excavate for, construct and 
maintain a four-duct conduit under and across S. 
Grove street southerly of W. Cermak road, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Mrs. 



Snyder's Home Made Candies, Inc.: Loading 
Platform. 



Alderman Bowler (for Alderman Kenna) presented 
an ordinance for a grant of permission and authority 
to Mrs. Snyder's Home Made Candies, Inc. to maintain 
and use an existing loading platform on the west side 
of N. Garland court in the rear of the premises known 
as No. 119 N. Wabash avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Union League Club of Chicago: Pipes. 

Alderman Bowler (for Alderman Kenna) presented 
an ordinance for a grant of permission and authority 
to the Union League Club of Chicago to maintain and 
use an existing steam supply pipe and a return pipe 
under and across the north-and-south alley between 
S. Clark and S. Federal streets south of W. Jackson 
boulevard, which was 

Referred to the Committee • on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Proposed Prohibition against Parking at No. 208 S. 
LaSalle St. 

Alderman Bowler (for Alderman Kenna) presented 
an ordinance to prohibit parking in front of the prem- 
ises known as No. 208 S. LaSalle street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Proposed Limitation of Parking Privileges on Portions 
of E. 23rd St. and S. Wabash Av. 

Alderman Bowler (for Alderman Kenna) presented 
an ordinance to limit parking privileges on the north 
side of E. 23rd street between S. Wabash avenue and 
a line 100 feet east thereof, and in front of the prem- 
ises known as Nos. 2243-2259 S. Wabash avenue, etc., 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Vacation of Portions of S. Vernon Av. and S. Rhodes 
Av. (Amendment). 

•Alderman Dickerson presented an ordinance for 
amendment of an ordinance vacating portions of S. 
Rhodes and S. Vernon avenues. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Dickerson moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, On June 16, 1939 the City Council of 
the City of Chicago passed an ordinance vacating 
certain streets and alleys between South Park Way 
Cottage Grove avenue, E. 37th street and E. Persh- 
ing road (C. J. pp. 438 to 442 both inclusive); and 

Whereas, It was the original intention of the 
sponsors of the ordinance to vacate all that part of 
S. Vernon and S. Rhodes avenues between E. 37th 
street and E. Pershing road, and the original ordi- 
nance both in its legal and popular description and 
the plat which was made part of the ordinance 
were drafted to carry out that intention; and 

Whereas, On said date an amendment was passed 
intended to amend Section 1 of the ordinance by 
vacating only that part of S. Vernon avenue and 
S. Rhodes avenue between E. 37th street and E. 
Pershing road (except the east forty (40) feet of 
S. Vernon avenue and except the west forty (40) 
feet of S. Rhodes avenue). That intention was not 
accomplished as the amendment only amended the 
legal description, neither the popular description 
nor the plat showing the streets vacated being 
amended in conformity to this amendment; and 

Whereas, On July 12, 1939 this ordinance was 
further amended on the floor of the Council (C. J. 
p. 610). The purpose of this amendment was to 
vacate only that part of S. Vernon avenue between 
E. 37th street and E. Pershing road except the east 
33 feet thereof, and to vacate only that part of S. 
Rhodes avenue between E. 37th street and E. 
Pershing road, except the west 38 feet thereof. 



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Again the purpose failed because neither the popu- 
lar description nor the plat was amended to con- 
form to this amendment; and 

Whereas, The ordinance as amended in part, and 
the plat which was not amended have been re- 
corded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of 
Cook County, which record does not reflect the true 
intention of the City Council, is inconsistent, irrec- 
oncilable and confusing and should be corrected 
now, therefore 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That section 1 of an ordinance vacat- 
ing portions of S. Vernon avenue, S. Rhodes avenue 
and other streets and alleys, passed by the City 
Council of the City of Chicago on June 16, 1938 
and appearing on pages 439-442 of the Journal of 
the Proceedings of the City Council of that date, as 
amended July 12, 1939, which amendment appears 
on page 610 of the Journal of the Proceedings of 
the City Council of that date, be and the same is 
hereby further amended by inserting after the ab- 
breviation "Rd.," as printed in the 17th line from 
the bottom of page 441 in the second column, the 
words and figures "(except the east thirty-three 
(33) feet thereof)"; also by inserting after the 
abbreviation "Rd.," as printed in the 16th line from 
the bottom of page 441 in the second column, the 
words and figures "(except the west thirty-eight 
(38) feet thereof)". A plat is hereto attached with 
the parts of said streets herein vacated colored in 
red and indicated by the words "To Be Vacated", 
which plat for greater certainty is hereby made a 
part of this ordinance. 

Section 2. The City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby ordered and directed to file this ordinance 
and plat of record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage provided that 
the City Comptroller shall within sixty (60) days 
after the passage of this ordinance file or cause to 
be filed for record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a certified copy of 
this ordinance. 



Direction for the Razing of a Building at Nos. 417-419 
E. 41st St. 

Alderman Dickerson presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Whereas, The building located at Nos. 417-419 
E. 41st street is in a very precarious and dangerous 
condition; and 

Whereas, The structure is a nuisance and creates 
a hazard to the people in this vicinity; therefore 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the building now located at Nos. 
417-419 E. 41st street be and the same is hereby de- 
clared a nuisance, and the Commissioner of Build- 
ings is hereby authorized and directed to tear down 
or have torn down the said building. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and approval. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 



Alderman Dickerson moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 



Direction for the Razing of a Building at No. 501 E. 
34th PL and No. 3427 S. Rhodes Av. 

Alderman Dickerson presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Whereas, The building located at Nos. 501 E. 
34th place and No. 3427 S. Rhodes avenue, is in a 
very dilapidated and dangerous condition; and 

Whereas, The structure is a nuisance and creates 
a hazard to the people in this vicinity; therefore, 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the building now located at No. 
501 E. 34th place and No. 3427 S. Rhodes avenue, be 
and the same is hereby declared a nuisance, and 
the Commissioner of Buildings is hereby author- 
ized and directed to tear down or have torn down 
the said building. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and approval. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Dickerson moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 



THIRD WARD. 



Direction to Resurface a Portion of S. Calumet Av. 

Alderman Grant presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to re- 
surface S. Calumet avenue between E. 43rd street 
and E. Garfield boulevard. 



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Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Grant moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed' by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 



FIFTH WARD. 



Alderman Grant presented the following orders: 

Direction to Install Traffic Warning Signs. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
erect "School — Slow Down" signs on S. Wabash 
avenue, between E. 49th and E. 51st streets, and 
S. State street, between 49th street and 51st street; 
Du Saible High School and Farren School. 



Direction to Install Traffic Warning Signs. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to install "Stop" flicker signs on the east and 
west sides of S. Wabash avenue, north and south 
of E. 51st street. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Grant moved to pass the orders. 
The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Requirement for Submission to the Alder- 
men of Advance Copies of All Proposals for Ex- 
penditures of Funds or Bond Issues in 
Amounts Exceeding $10,000.00. 

Alderman Douglas presented a resolution to require 
that copies of all proposals for authorizations of ex- 
penditures of funds or the issuance of bonds in excess 
of ten thousand dollars, be submitted to the Aldermen 
at least twenty-four hours previous to the submission 
of such proposals to the City Council for passage, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Committees and 
Rules. 



Proposed Authorization to the Corporation Counsel to 

Take Action for the Recovery of Excess Telephone 

Rates Charged to Certain Subscribers. 

Alderman Douglas presented an order to authorize 
and direct the Corporation Counsel to take action in 
a proceeding pending in the United States Circuit 
Court of Appeals for the recovery of charges to certain 
telephone subscribers in excess of the amounts author- 
ized by an order of the Illinois Commerce Commission 
entered August 16, 1923, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Utilities. 



Proposed Prohibition against Parking at No. 
Everett Av. 



5540 S. 



Alderman Douglas presented an ordinance to pro- 
hibit parking in front of the premises known as No. 
5540 S. Everett avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Proposed Appropriation for Rat Extermination. 

Alderman Grant presented an order for an appro- 
priation in 1940 for the extermination of rats, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Sundry Claims. 

Alderman Douglas presented a claim of Mrs. Ray- 
mond Clutts for compensation for damage to an auto- 
mobile, a claim of William E. Harvey for salary, and 
a claim of Mrs. Vera Poole for a refund of license fee, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FOURTH WARD. 



SIXTH WARD. 



Proposed Prohibition against Parking at No. 826 E. 
52nd St. 

Alderman Cohen presented an ordinance to prohibit 
parking in front of the premises known as No. 826 E. 
52nd street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Elimination of a Prohibition against Parking, during 
Specified Hours, on a Portion of S. Dorchester Av. 

Alderman Smith presented the following ordinance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed by the City 
Council May 3, 1939, appearing on page 161 of the 
Journal of the Proceedings of said date, prohibit- 



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ing parking on S. Dorchester avenue, be and the 
same is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Smith moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, CuUerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 



SEVENTH WARD. 



Faulmann's Drugs: Illuminated Sign. 

Alderman Smith presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Faulmann's Drugs to erect and maintain 
illuminated sign, lO'O" x 8'6", to project over the 
sidewalk adjoining the premises known as No. 6862 
S. Stony Island avenue; the said permit to be issued 
and the work therein authorized to be done in ac- 
cordance with the ordinances of the City of Chicago 
governing the construction and maintenance of 
illuminated signs of this character. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Smith moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Prohibition against Parking, during Specified 
Hours, at No. 6349 S. Dorchester Av. 

Alderman Smith presented an ordinance to prohibit 
parking during certain hours in front of the prem- 
ises known as No. 6349 S. Dorchester avenue, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Alderman Daley presented the following orders: 

Clement Obarski: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Clement Obarski to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, eight feet wide, in 
front of the premises known as No. 8207 S. Luella 
avenue; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Skibinski: Illuminated Sign. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Skibinski to erect and maintain an 
illuminated sign, 5' x 2'6", to project over the side- 
walk adjoining the premises known as No. 8356 
S. Baker avenue, the said permit to be issued and 
the work therein authorized to be done in accor- 
dance with the ordinances of the City of Chicago 
governing the construction and maintenance of 
illuminated signs of this character. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 



South Side Swedish Club: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he* is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
South Side Swedish Club to construct and main- 
tain one driveway across the sidewalk, 16 feet wide, 
in front of the premises known as No. 7340 S. 
Ridgeland avenue; said permit to be issued and the 
work therein authorized to be done in accordance 
with the ordinances of the City of Chicago govern- 
ing the construction and maintenance of driveways. 



George Spencer: Drive^vay. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
George Spencer to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, eight feet wide, in 
front of the premises known as No. 7436 S. Colfax 
avenue; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing 
the construction and maintenance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Daley moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Employment of a Principal Clerk in Lieu of 
a Senior Clerk in the Bureau of Water. 

Alderman Smith presented an order to authorize 
the employment of a principal clerk in lieu of a senior 
clerk in the Bureau of Water, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Claim of William F. Carlson. 

Alderinan Daley presented a claim of William F. 
Carlson for compensation for damage to property, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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EIGHTH WARD. 



Direction to Install Street Lights. 

Alderman Olin presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized to install 
electric street lights, in E. 83rd street from S. Dor- 
chester avenue to S. Woodlawn avenue, charging 
same to Account 564-S-70, Corporate — Bond Sur- 
plus Account. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Olin moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 



Direction to Improve and Maintain Parkways on a 
Portion of S. Stony Island Av. 

Aldermen Olin and Rowan presented the following 
order: 

~ Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to improve and main- 
tain the parkways on S. Stony Island avenue be- 
tween E. 80th and E. 95th streets and charge the 
cost of same to Account 84-S-7. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Olin moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 



Board of Charities of the Illinois Conference of the 

Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod: 

Driveway. 

Alderman Olin presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 



Board of Charities of the Illinois Conference of the 
Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod to con- 
struct and maintain one driveway across the side- 
walk, 16 feet wide, on E. 75th place, commencing 
125 feet west of the westerly line of S. Stony Island 
avenue; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Olin moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Load Limitation for Vehicles on a Portion 
of S. Kimbark Av. 

Alderman Olin presented an ordinance to prescribe 
a maximum load limit for vehicles on S. Kimbark 
avenue between S. South Chicago avenue and E. 75th 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Claim of George F. Denig. 

Alderman Olin presented a claim of George F. Denig 
for compensation for damage to an automobile, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



NINTH WARD. 



Alderman Lindell presented the following orders: 

E. N. Beaman: Driveway (Amendment). 

Ordered, That an order passed by the City Coun- 
cil on October 30, 1939, and appearing on page 
1148 of the Journal of the Proceedings of said date, 
directing the issuance of a permit to E. N. Beaman 
to construct and maintain a driveway across the 
sidewalk, be and the same is hereby amended by 
striking out the word "eight" appearing on the 
fourth line of said order, and by inserting in lieu 
thereof the figures "16". 



Roseland Business Men's Assn. 
Decorations. 



Christmas Tree 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit with- 
out charge to the Roseland Business Men's Associa- 
tion to erect and maintain Christmas Tree Decora- 
tions on a metal bracket attached to the trolley 
poles ten feet above the sidewalk grade and pro- 
jecting thirty inches over the sidewalk and thirty 
inches over the street on both sides of S. Michigan 
avenue between E. 109th street and E. 115th street, 
during the month of December, 1939. 



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Carl Swanson: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Carl Swanson to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, eight feet wide, in front 
of the premises known as No. 10550 S. South Park 
avenue; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Lindell moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Provision in the Proposed Traction Settle- 
ment Ordinance for the Creation of Two Distinct 
Corporations with a Requirement for Unified 
Operation of the Two Systems, with 
Inter- System Transfer Privileges. 

Alderman Lindell presented a resolution to pro- 
vide for the creation of two distinct corporations in 
the proposed traction settlement ordinance, one by a 
merger of the Chicago Surface Lines with the Chicago 
Motor Coach Company, and the other by a reorgani- 
zation of the Chicago Rapid Transit Company, the 
latter to operate the subways, and to provide, further, 
for the unified operation of both systems with inter- 
system transfer privileges, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 



TENTH WARD. 



Lake Calumet Yacht Club: Permission to Fill In 
Certain Submerged Land. 

Alderman Rowan presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is 'hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
the Lake Calumet Yacht Club granting permission 
to fill in about one acre of submerged land at the 
west side of Lake Calumet along the center line 
of E. 119th street (produced), east from S. Doty 
avenue, said fill to be approximately 100 feet wide 
measured north and south and 400 feet long meas- 
ured east and west, the character of the fill and the 
manner of the filling operations to be such as to 
meet with the requirements of the Commissioner 
of Public Works. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Rowan moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 



Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, CuUerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 



Direction for Consideration of a Plan for the Elimina- 
tion of Traffic Congestion at the Michigan Av. 
Bridge. 

Alderman Rowan presented the following resolu- 
tion: 

Whereas, Vehicular congestion is one of the ma- 
jor problems in the Loop demanding early solution; 
and 

Whereas, The construction of the subways 
through the Loop will materially decrease such 
congestion, due to the fact that elevated trains will 
be taken under the Chicago River. Nevertheless, 
the frequent opening of bridges over the Chicago 
River during the navigation season results in con- 
fusion and congestion, and conditions oft-times bor- 
dering on chaos. The eventual solution of the bridge 
problem will be fixed bridges, but this program 
cannot be inaugurated for a number of years. In 
the meantime some emergency means of alleviating 
the irritation and delays caused by bridge openings 
will have to be developed; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works and the Harbor Master of the City of Chi- 
cago give consideration to a temporary plan which 
was recently advocated to wit : that an illuminated 
arrow be placed over the Michigan Avenue Bridge 
indicating the direction of the vessels necessitating 
the opening of such span. If, for instance, the boat 
is outward bound, the arrow could point westward, 
thereby directing the motorists to use one of the 
bridges west of Michigan avenue; and if the boat is 
in-bound, the arrow would so indicate and traffic 
would detour eastward. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said resolution without reference thereof to a commit- 
tee. 

Alderman Rowan moved to adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 



Alderman Connelly presented the following orders: 

Direction to Install Traffic Warning Signs. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to install 
"Slow — ^Danger" signs on the four corners at the 
intersection of W. 26th street and S. Wallace street. 



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John Simedalas: Canopy. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
John Simedalas to maintain an existing canopy 
over the sidewalk in S. Halsted street, attached to 
the building or structure located at Nos. 3516-3518 
S. Halsted street, for a period of ten (10) years 
from August 14, 1939, in accordance with plans and 
specifications filed with the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works and approved by the Commissioner of 
Buildings and the Chief Fire Prevention Engineer, 
said canopy not to exceed 31 feet 8 inches in length 
nor 12 feet in width; upon the filing of the appli- 
cation and bond and payment of the initial com- 
pensation provided for by ordinances relating to the 
construction and maintenance of canopies, except 
that compensation shall be paid annually, in ad- 
vance. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Connelly moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Claims of Mrs. Gertrude Foster and Guy A. Gowen. 

Alderman Connelly presented a claim of Mrs. Ger- 
trude Foster for compensation for personal injuries, 
and a claim of Guy A. Gowen for a refund of 90% of 
special assessment for a water supply pipe, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Proposed Establishment of Feeder Bus Service on a 
Portion of W. 59th St. 

Alderman Hogan presented an order to authorize 
tlie establishment of feeder bus service on W. 59th 
street between S. Central Park and S. Cicero avenues, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 



Proposed Establishment of Feeder Bus Service on a 
Portion of S. Harlem Av. 

Alderman Hogan presented an order to authorize 
the establishment of feeder bus service on S. Harlem 
avenue between S. Archer avenue and W. 65th street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 



Proposed Employment by the City Comptroller of a 
Senior Clerk in Lieu of a Junior Clerk. 

Alderman Hogan presented an order to authorize 
the City Comptroller to employ a senior clerk in lieu 
of a junior clerk, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWELFTH WARD. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 



Claims of Antoinette Byttner and L. Visoski. 

Alderman Hartnett presented a claim of Antoinette 
Byttner for a rebate of water rates, and a claim of L. 
Visoski for compensation for damage to an automo- 
bile, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 



Marzano's Bowling Alleys: Driveway. 

Alderman Hogan presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Marzano's Bowling Alleys to construct and main- 
tain one driveway across the sidewalk, ten feet 
wide, in front of the premises known as No. 5547 
W. 63rd street; said permit to be issued and the 
work therein authorized to be done in accordance 
with the ordinances of the City of Chicago govern- 
ing the construction and maintenance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Hogan moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Visitation Church: Free Building Permits. 

Alderman McDermott presented the following ordi- 
nance : 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Buildings, 
the Commissioner of Public Works, the President 
of the Board of Health, and the Commissioner of 
Streets and Electricity, be and tliey are hereby di- 
rected to issue all necessary permits, free of charge, 
notwithstanding other ordinances of the City to the 
contrary, to Visitation Church for the construction 
of a new brick gymnasium and auditorium, and to 
be located at No. 920 W. Garfield boulevard; said 
buildings to be used exclusively for religious pur- 
poses and not leased or otherwise used with a view 
to profit; said work to be done in accordance with 
plans submitted. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and approval. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman McDermott moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 



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Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 



Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, 
—45. 

Nays — None. 



Keenan and Quinn 



Visitation Church: Free Electrical Permits. 

Alderman McDermott presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to issue all necessary permits, free of charge, 
notwithstanding other ordinances of the City to the 
contrary, to the Visitation Church gymnasium and 
auditorium to be located at No. 920 W. Garfield 
boulevard, said buildings to be used exclusively 
for religious purposes and not leased or otherwise 
used with a view to profit; said electrical work to 
be done in accordance with plans submitted. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and approval. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a commit- 
tee. 

Alderman McDermott moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Qujnn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 



Union Interior Finish Co.: Bridge or Elevated 
Platform. 

Alderman McDermott presented an ordinance for a 
grant of permission and authority to the Union In- 
terior Finish Company to maintain and use an existing 
bridge or elevated platform over the north-and-south 
alley east S. La Salle street, south of W. 53rd street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Proposed Change in the Present Policy of the Relief 

Administration toAvard Relief Clients Who Accept 

Temporary Employment. 

Alderman McDermott presented a resolution to di- 
rect the Committee on Finance to consult with the 



Chicago Relief Administrator with a view to effecting 
a change in the present policy of the relief adminis- 
tration toward relief clients who accept temporary 
employment, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 



John Remijas: Canopy. 

Alderman Kovarik presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
John Remijas to maintain an existing canopy over 
the sidewalk in W. 55th street attached to the 
building or structure located at No. 2739 W. 55th 
street, for a period of ten years from October 10, 
1939, in accordance with plans and specifications 
filed with the Commissioner of Public Works and 
approved by the Commissioner of Buildings and the 
Chief Fire Prevention Engineer, said canopy not to 
exceed 22 feet in length nor 12 feet in width; upon 
the filing of the application and bond and payment 
of the initial compensation provided for by ordi- 
nances relating to the construction and mainte- 
nance of canopies,, except that compensation shall 
be paid annually, in advance. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Kovarik moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Inclusion of Members of the Committee on Railway 

Terminals in the Special Committee Considering 

the Comprehensive Superhighway Plan. 

Alderman Kovarik presented the following resolu- 
tion: 

Whereas, The Comprehensive Superhighway 
Plan for the City of Chicago submitted by the Hon- 
orable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, was referred to a 
Special Committee composed jointly of members of 
the Committee on Finance and the Committee on 
Traffic and Public Safety; and 

Whereas, Said plan in many instances ties up 
with the plans under consideration by the Commit- 
tee on Railway Terminals, relative to opening of 
streets and new terminals; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the members of the Committee on 
Railway Terminals be added to the Special Com- 
mittee above mentioned, so that all plans may be 
coordinated. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said resolution without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Kovarik moved to adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 



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SEVENTEENTH WARD. 



Alderman Murphy presented the following orders: 

Eggleston Apartment Corp.: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Eggleston Apartment Corp. to construct and main- 
tain one driveway across the sidewalk, ten feet 
wide, in front of the premises known as No. 425 
W. 74th street; said permit to be issued and the 
work therein authorized to be done in accordance 
with the ordinances of the City of Chicago govern- 
ing the construction and maintenance of driveways. 



W. W. Fern & Sons: Canopy. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
W. W. Fern & Sons to construct and maintain a 
canopy over the sidewalk in W. 79th street, to be 
attached to the building or structure located at No. 
734 W. 79th street, in accordance with plans and 
specifications to be filed with the Commissioner of 
Public Works and approved by the Commissioner 
of Buildings and the Chief Fire Prevention Engi- 
neer, said canopy not to exceed 20 feet in length nor 
10 feet in width, upon the filing of the application 
and bond and payment of the initial compensation 
provided for by ordinances relating to the construc- 
tion and maintenance of canopies, except that com- 
pensation shall be paid annually, in advance. 



ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Murphy moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Limitation of Parking Privileges on a Portion 
of S. Princeton Av. 

Alderman Murphy presented an ordinance to limit 
parking privileges on both sides of S. Princeton ave- 
nue between W. 63rd street and W. Englewood ave- 
nue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Proposed Payment of Salary to John F. Fitzgerald 
during a Period of Illness. 

Aldermen Murphy and Duffy presented an order to 
authorize the payment of salary to John F. Fitzgerald 
during the period of his illness, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 



Dr. Graf: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Dr. Graf to construct and maintain one driveway 
across the sidewalk, 16 feet wide, in front of the 
premises known as No. 745 W. 77th street; said per- 
mit to be issued and the work therein authorized 
to be done in accordance with the ordinances of the 
City of Chicago governing the construction and 
maintenance of driveways. 



Mary Frances Morony: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Mary Frances Morony to construct and maintain 
one driveway across the sidewalk, 12 feet wide on 
the west side of S. Lafayette avenue, at a point not 
less than 25 feet north of the sidewalk line on W. 
69th street; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing 
the construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Standard Oil Co.: Driveway, 

Alderman O'Hallaren presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Standard Oil Company to construct and maintain 
one 16-foot additional driveway across the side- 
walk, on the W. 81st street side of the premises 
known as the southwest corner of W. 81st street 
and S. Halsted street; said permit to be issued and 
the work therein authorized to be done in accor- 
dance with the ordinances of the City of Chicago 
governing the construction and maintenance of 
driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman O'Hallaren moved to pass the order. 

Tlie motion prevailed. 



Stewart Manor Corp.: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Stewart Manor Corp. to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, ten feet wide, in 
front of the premises known as No. 421 W. 74th 
street; said permit to be issued and the work there- 
in authorized to be done in accordance with the 



Proposed Cancellation of a Warrant for Collection 
(W. Nystrom). 

Alderman O'Hallaren presented an order for the 
cancellation of a warrant for collection issued against 
W. Nystrom, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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Proposed Employment by the Commissioner of Streets 

and Electricity of a Principal Clerk in Lieu of a 

Senior Clerk. 

Alderman O'Hallaren presented an order to author- 
ize the Commissioner of Streets and Electricity to em- 
ploy a principal clerk in lieu of a senior clerk, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 



Elimination of a Prohibition against Parking on a 
Portion of S. Hermosa A v. 

Alderman Duffy presented the following ordinance: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed March 24, 
1939, page 8221 of the Journal of the Proceedings 
of said date, prohibiting parking on S. Hermosa 
avenue, from the alley north of W. Monterey ave- 
nue to W. Pryor avenue, be and the same is hereby 
repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and approval. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Duffy moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoslii, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 



Alderman Duffy presented the following orders: 

G. Bergmark: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
G. Bergmark to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, nine feet wide, in front 
of the premises known as No. 9251 S. Bell avenue; 
said permit to be issued and the work therein au- 
thorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



H. J. Bluhm: Drivew^ay, 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
H. J. Bluhm to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, nine feet wide, in front 
of the premises known as No. 10050 S. Claremont 
avenue; said permit to be issued and the work 



therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Jack L. Cooper: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Jack L. Cooper to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, nine feet wide, in 
front of the premises known as No. 1335 W. 111th 
place; said permit to be issued and the work there- 
in authorized to be done in accordance with the 
ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Harry Smith: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Harry Smith to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, nine feet wide, in front 
of the premises known as No. 9424 S. Hoyne ave- 
nue; said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



Direction to Install a Police Alarm Box. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to install a police alarm 
box at the corner of S. Hermosa and W. Pryor ave- 
nues. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Duffy moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Prohibition against Parking, during Specified 
Hours, on a Portion of S. Hermosa Av. 

Alderman Duffy presented an ordinance to prohibit 
parking during certain hours on S. Hermosa avenue, 
between the alley north of W. Monterey avenue and 
W. Pryor avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Proposed Employment by the Board of Education 

(Bureau of Finance) of a Principal Clerk in 

Lieu of a Senior Clerk. 

Alderman Duffy presented an order to authorize 
the Board of Education (Bureau of Finance) to employ 
a principal clerk in lieu of a senior clerk, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Proposed Employment of a Principal Clerk in Lieu of 
a Senior Clerk in the Bureau of Streets. 

Alderman Duffy presented an order to authorize the 
employment of a principal clerk in lieu of a senior 
clerk in the Bureau of Streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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Proposed Employment of Two Senior Clerks in Lieu of 
Two Junior Clerks in the Bureau of Water. 

Alderman Duffy presented orders to authorize the 
employment of two senior clerks in lieu of two junior 
clerks in the Bureau of Water, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Proposed Cancellation of a Warrant for Collection 
(Louis J. Root). 

Alderman Duffy presented an order for the cancel- 
lation of a warrant for collection issued against Louis 
J. Root, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



East-and-west alley in the block bounded by 
Market building, B. & O. C. T. R. R., S. Aberdeen 
street and S. Morgan street (westerly); 

East-and-west alley in the block bounded by 
Market building, B. & O. C. T. R. R., S. Racine ave- 
nue and S. Aberdeen street (easterly); 

which were 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Claim of Joe DeBaro. 

Alderman Pacelli presented a claim of Joe DeBaro 
for a refund of examination fee, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY- SECOND WARD. 



Claims of John Bain & Co. and B, R. Jackson. 

Alderman Duffy presented a claim of John Bain & 
Companj'- for a refund of 90% of special assessment 
for a water supply pipe, and a claim of B. R. Jack- 
son for a refund of cash bail, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 



Alderman Sonnenschein presented the following 
orders: 

Anchor Mfg. Co.: Driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Anchor Mfg. Co. to construct and maintain two 
driveways across the sidewalk, each 16 feet wide, 
in front of the premises known as Nos. 2922-2932 
W. 26th street; said permit to be issued and the 
work therein authorized to be done in accordance 
with the ordinances of the City of Chicago govern- 
ing the construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Griswold-Walker-Bateman Co. 
Track. 



Elevated Switch 



Alderman Pacelli presented an ordinance for a grant 
of permission and authority to Griswold-Walker- 
Bateman Company to maintain and use an existing 
elevated switch track across S. Sangamon street, 
north of W. 16th street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Proposed Designation of Portions of Sundry Streets 
and Alleys as One-Way-Traffic Highways. 

Alderman Pacelli presented ordinances to designate 
portions of the following streets and alleys as one- 
way-traffic highways: 

W. 15th street, between S. Racine avenue and S. 
Aberdeen street (easterly); 

East-and-west alley in the block bounded by W. 
14th place, W. 15th street, S. Racine avenue and 
S. Aberdeen street (easterly) ; 

S. Aberdeen street, between the B. & O. C. T. 
R. R. and W. 14th street (northerly) ; 

East-and-west alley in the block bounded by W. 
14th place, W. 15th street, S. Aberdeen street and 
S. Morgan street (westerly) ; 

W. 15th street, between S. Aberdeen and S. Mor- 
gan streets (westerly) ; 



George Bicek: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
George Bicek to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, 16 feet wide, in front of 
the premises known as No. 2550 S. Christiana ave- 
nue; said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



Goldblatt Bros. Inc.: Canopy. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
Goldblatt Bros., Inc. to maintain an existing canopy 
over the sidewalk in W. 26th street, attached to 
the building or structure located at Nos. 3305-3327 
W. 26th street, for a period of ten (10) years from 
November 1, 1939, in accordance with plans and 
specifications filecl with the Commissioner of Public 
Works and approved by the Commissioner of 
Buildings and the Chief Fire Prevention Engineer, 
said canopy not to exceed 34 feet in length nor 14 
feet in width; upon the filing of the application and 
bond and payment of the initial compensation pro- 
vided for by ordinances relating to the construction 
and maintenance of canopies, except that compen- 
sation shall be paid annually, in advance. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Sonnenschein moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Proposed Installation of Traffic Signal Lights. 

Alderman Sonnenschein presented an order to au- 
thorize the installation of "Stop and Go" lights at 
the intersection of S. Kedzie avenue and W. 30th 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 



Proposed Employment by the Fire Commissioner of 
a Head Clerk in Lieu of a Principal Clerk. 

Alderman Sonnenschein presented an ordinance to 
authorize the Fire Commissioner to employ a head 
clerk in lieu of a principal clerk, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 



Allowance of Compensation to Agnes Leroiix for 
Personal Injuries (Amendment). 

Alderman Arvey presented the following order: 

Ordered, That an order heretofore passed by this 
Council on October 18, 1939, authorizing payment 
to Miss Agnes Leroux, for compensation for per- 
sonal injuries as shown at page 1034 of the Council 
Proceedings of that date, be and the same is hereby 
amended as follows: 

By striking out of the last line after the word: 
"Account" the figures "36-S-2"; and inserting 
in lieu thereof the figures "36-S-3". 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Arvey moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Employment by the City Comptroller of a 
Senior Clerk in Lieu of a Junior Clerk. 

Alderman Arvey presented an ordinance to au- 
thorze the City Comptroller to employ a senior clerk 
in lieu of a junior clerk, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Sundry Claims. 

Alderman Arvey presented claims of William A. 
Haedtler, E. L. Roberts, and H. N. Rose (as agent) 
for refunds of 90% of special assessments for water 
supply pipes, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Authorization for Appointment of a Fort Dearborn 
Memorial Commission. 

Alderman Bowler presented the following petition: 

A Petition to Mayor Edward J. Kelly and the 
City Council of the City of Chicago, Con- 
cerning the Establishment of a Memorial 
to Fort Dearborn, and to the Officers 
and Enlisted Men Who Served There 
During the Years of Its Existence. 

Whereas, it is highly fitting and proper that there 
be established in the City of Chicago, a suitable 
memorial to Fort Dearborn, the nucleus around 
which the City was built, and to the officers and 
enlisted men who served there during the years of 
its existence: 

Now, therefore, the Chicago Chapter of the Mili- 
tary Order of the World War and the Illinois Soci- 
ety of the War of 1812, do respectfully petition the 
Honorable Edward J. Kelly and the City Council 
of the City of Chicago, to establish a Fort Dear- 
born Memorial Commission, to study and report on 
the character such a memorial should take, where 
it should be located and to supervise its execution, 
it being understood that the members of such com- 
mission shall serve without compensation, and that 
the memorial recommended shall be executed 
without charge to the City other than that which 
may be incurred by the use of employees already in 
the service of the City, and it is further under- 
stood that the plans for memorial as may be rec- 
ommended by the commission shall be submitted 
to the Mayor and the City Council for approval 
and adoption before steps are taken for their 
execution. 

And we do further petition that as an initial step 
in the furtherance of the proposed memorial, that 
the bridge crossing the Chicago River at North 
Michigan avenue, connecting the site of Fort Dear- 
born with the North Side be named "The Fort 
Dearborn Bridge." 

(Signed) Edward N. Wentworth, 

Colonel Field Artillery Reserve, 
U. S. Army; Past National Com- 
mander-in-Chief, Military Order 
of the World War. 

(Signed) Harold I. Meyer, 

Major Medical Reserve, U. S. Army; 
National Vice President, Society 
of the War of 1812. 

(Signed) Harold G. Sperling, 

Commander, Chicago Chapter, Mil- 
itary Order of the World War. 

(Signed) Stanley W. Clark, 

Colonel Medical Reserve, U. S. 
Army; Military Order of the 
World War. 

(Signed) Harry A. Musham, 

Major U. S. Army, Retired; Military 
Order of the World War. 

(Signed) Henry S. Bottomley, 

President, Illinois Society of the 
War of 1812. 

(Signed) Willard R. Matheny, 

Lieutenant Colonel Signal Reserve, 
U. S. Army; Society of the War 
of 1812; Military Order of the 
World War. 



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Alderman Bowler thereupon presented a resolution 
to authorize the Mayor to appoint a Fort Dearborn 
memorial commission. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
the resolution without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Bowler moved to adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is said resolution as adopted: 

Resolved, That Honorable Edward J. Kelly, 
Mayor, appoint a Commission to be known as the 
Fort Dearborn Memorial Commission, to make a 
study of the suggested establishment of a suitable 
memorial to Fort Dearborn, and to submit their 
recommendations thereon from time to time to the 
City Council. The members of such Commission 
shall serve without compensation, and such Com- 
mission shall be without power to incur any ex- 
pense chargeable to the City of Chicago or to exe- 
cute any plans for a memorial except upon specific 
authorization therefor by the City Council. 



Alderman Bowler moved that the petition request- 
ing the appointment of a Fort Dearborn memorial 
commission be referred to the Fort Dearborn Memorial 
Commission when appointed. 

The motion prevailed. 



dent of the Chicago Park District, The Chairman 
Chicago Plan Commission. 



Very truly yours. 



Appointments of Members of the Fort Dearborn 
Memorial Commission. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, thereupon sub- 
mitted the following communication: 

Offfice of the Mayor,! 
Chicago, November 15, 1939.J 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Pursuant to authority vested in me 
by resolution of your honorable body passed on this 
day I hereby appoint the following as officers and 
members of the Fort Dearborn Memorial Com- 
mission: 

Chairman: Harry A. Musham, Major United 
States Army, Retired. 

Vice Chairmen: Edward N. Wentworth, Colonel 
Field Artillery Reserve; Harold I. Meyer, Major 
Medical Reserve. 

Members: Charles B. Pike, President, Chicago 
Historical Society; L. Hubbard Shattuck, Director, 
Chicago Historical Society; Robert C. Fergus, Chi- 
cago Historical Society; Professor James A. James, 
Department of History, Northwestern University; 
Bion J. Arnold; Edmund J. Doering, M. D.; Robert 
Knight, Assistant Building Commissioner, City of 
Chicago; Henry S. Bottomley; Willard R. Matheny, 
Lieutenant Colonel Signal Reserve; Harold G. 
Sperling. 

Secretary: Stanley W. Clark, Colonel Medical 
Reserve. 

Ex-officio Members: The City Engineer, The As- 
sistant Commissioner of Streets and Electricity in 
charge of the Bureau of Streets, The Superinten- 



(Signed) 



Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 



Alderman Bowler moved to suspend the rules tem- 
porarily to permit immediate consideration of and 
action upon the foregoing appointments. 

The motion prevailed. 

Alderman Bowler moved to concur in said appoint- 
ments. Seconded by Alderman Crowe. 

The motion prevailed. 



Prohibition against Peddling on a Portion of 
W. 23rd St. 

Alderman Bowler presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. In the district herein designated, no 
person shall peddle any merchandise, article or 
thing whatsoever, as prohibited by the provisions 
of Section 160-13 of the Municipal Code of Chicago 
providing that "No one having a peddler's license 
shall peddle any merchandise or any other article 
or thing whatsoever at any time within districts 
which have been or shall be hereafter so designated 
by the City Council," which district shall be as fol- 
lows: 

On W. 23rd street, from S. Rockwell street to 
S. California avenue. 

Section 2. Any person violating the provisions 
of this ordinance shall be subject to the penalty 
provided for in Section 160-14 of the Municipal 
Code of Chicago, which provides that "Any ped- 
dler who shall be guilty of any fraud, cheat, mis- 
representation, or imposition or who shall violate 
any of the provisions of this chapter shall be fined 
not less than five dollars nor more than two hun- 
dred dollars for each offense where no other penalty 
is provided in this chapter." 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Bowler moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 



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Proposed Installation of Traffic Signal Lights. 

Alderman Bowler presented a petition and an order 
for the installation of "Stop and Go" lights at the 
intersection of S. Damen avenue and W. Harrison 
street, which were 

Referred to the Committee on .Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Buildings and the Chief Fire Prevention Engineer, 
said canopy not to exceed 163 and 97 feet in length 
respectively, nor 16 feet each in width; upon the 
filing of the application and bond and payment of 
the initial compensation provided for by ordinances 
relating to the construction and maintenance of 
canopies, except that compensation shall be paid 
annually, in advance. 



Claim of Steve E. Czieger. 

Alderman Bowler presented a claim of Steve E. 
Czieger for a refund of license fee, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY- SIXTH WARD. 



Mechanical Plating Co.: Proposed Driveway. 

Alderman Sobota presented an order for the issu- 
ance of a permit to Mechanical Plating Company to 
construct and maintain a driveway across the side- 
walk at No. 1520 W. Hubbard street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Proposed Cancellation of Warrants for Collection 
(James Markesa and Henry Rosa). 

Alderman Sobota presented orders for the cancel- 
lation of warrants for collection issued against James 
Markesa and Henry Rosa, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Simonds Saw Co.: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Simonds Saw Company to construct and maintain 
one driveway across the sidewalk, eight feet wide, 
in front of the premises known as No. 131 S. Green 
street; said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit afction on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Sain moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Claim of George Magas. 

Alderman Sain presented a claim of George Magas 
for compensation for damage to an automobile, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 



Claims of Active Motor Service Co. and Antonio 
Tamaso. 

Alderman Sobota presented claims of Active Motor 
Service Company and Antonio Tamaso for rebates of 
water rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance-. 



TWENTY- SEVENTH WARD. 



Alderman Sain presented the following orders: 

Charles M. Thomson (as Trustee of the Property of 
C. & N. W. Ry. Co.): Canopies. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
Charles M. Thomson, Trustee of the property of 
Chicago and North Western Railway Company, to 
maintain two existing canopies over the sidewalk 
in N. Clinton and N. Canal streets, adjoining the 
entrances to the Chicago and North Western Termi- 
nal Station in the block bounded by W. Madison 
street, N. Canal street, W. Washington boulevard 
and N. Clinton street, for a period of ten (10) years 
from December 20, 1939, in accordance with plans 
and specifications filed with the Commissioner of 
Public Works and approved by the Commissioner of 



Direction to Close a Portion of W. Walnut St. to Traffic. 

Alderman Kells presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to close 
to traffic W. Walnut street, from the east end of 
the Beidler School property to S. Kedzie avenue; 
8:30 A. M. to 9:00 A. M.; during recess hours; noon 
hour; until 3:30 P. M. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Kells moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Designation of the Improvement of N. West- 
ern Av. between W. Fulton St. and W. Hubbard St. 
(Including Construction of a Railroad Subway) as 
a Specific Project of Construction under the 
Motor Fuel Tax Law, and Authorization 
of Expenditures Therefor; Etc. 

Alderman Kells presented an ordinance to designate 
the improvement of N. Western avenue between W. 
Fulton street and W. Hubbard street, including the 
construction of a railroad subway, as a specific project 



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of construction under the Motor Fuel Tax Law, and 
to authorize expenditures therefor, etc., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY- SECOND WARD. 



Claim of James Allison. 

Alderman Kells presented a claim of James Allison 
for a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 



Proposed Prohibition against Parking in a Certain 
Alley. 

Alderman Gillespie presented an ordinance to pro- 
hibit the parking of vehicles in the east-and-west 
alley south of W. Madison street, between S. Kedzie 
and S. Albany avenues, for a distance of 75 feet east 
of S. Kedzie avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Sundry Claims. 

Alderman Gillespie presented claims of F. C. Rapp, 
L. Storino, Ida Weidner and the owner or occupant of 
the premises known as No. 4107 W. Gladys avenue 
for rebates of water rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 



Metal Box & Cabinet Co.: Proposed Tunnel. 

Alderman Upton presented an ordinance for a grant 
of permission and authority to the Metal Box & Cabi- 
net Company to excavate for, construct, maintain and 
use a tunnel under and across W. Carroll avenue east 
of N. Cicero avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Proposed Amendment of the Traffic Regulations to 

Permit Diagonal Parking on Streets Exceeding 

Seventy-five Feet in Width. 

Aldermen Upton, Kiley and Gillespie presented an 
ordinance to amend the traffic regulations to permit 
diagonal parking upon both sides of all streets exceed- 
ing seventy-five feet in width, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Claim of E. J. Brach & Sons Candy Co. 

Alderman Upton presented a claim of E. J. Brach & 
Sons Candy Company for a refund of permit fee, 
which was 



Claim of Doris Mack. 

Alderman Rostenkowski presented a claim of Doris 
Mack for compensation for personal injuries, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 



Proposed Cancellation of a Warrant for Collection 
(Ideal Motor Service). 

Alderman Zwiefka presented an order for the can- 
cellation of a warrant for collection issued against 
Ideal Motor Service, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 



Direction to Install Traffic Warning Signals. 

Alderman Porten presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to install 
"Stop and Go" lights at the intersection of N. 
Ridgeway and W. Fullerton avenues. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Porten moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Amendment of the Regulations Governing 
the Erection of Projecting Illuminated Signs. 

Alderman Porten presented an ordinance for 
amendment of paragraph U of section 88-48 of the 
Municipal Code of Chicago concerning projecting 
illuminated signs, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Claim of Charles Iverson. 

Alderman Porten presented a claim of Charles Iver- 
son for compensation for damage to an automobile, 
which was 



Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 



Direction to Remove a Water Meter, Etc. 

Alderman Orlikoski presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
remove water meter from premises known as No. 
2525 N. Lowell avenue, and place same on a front- 
age basis. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Orlikoski moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

» 

Nays—None. 



The Florsheim Shoe Co.: Vault (with Openings). 

Alderman Orlikoski presented an ordinance for a 
grant of permission and authority to The Florsheim 
Shoe Company to maintain and use an existing vault, 
with openings under the north half of the first east- 
and-west alley south of W. Belmont avenue, between 
N. Springfield and N. Harding avenues, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



nances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Walsh moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Load Limitations for Vehicles on a Portion 
of N. Keating Av. 

Alderman Walsh presented an ordinance to fix a 
maximum load for vehicles on N. Keating avenue, 
between W. North avenue and W. LeMoyne avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



THIRTY- SEVENTH WARD. 



Proposed Employment by the City Clerk of a Princi- 
pal Clerk in Lieu of a Senior Clerk. 

Alderman Kiley presented an ordinance to authorize 
the City Clerk to employ a principal clerk in lieu of 
a senior clerk, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Sundry Claims. 

Alderman Kiley presented a claim of George McKay 
for a refund of 90% of special assessment for a water 
supply pipe, a claim of Arthur P. Stewart for salary, 
and a claim of Mrs. A. M. Yaeger for compensation 
for personal injuries, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY- SIXTH WARD. 



THIRTY-EIGHTH WARD. 



Alderman Walsh presented the following orders: 

Eagle Paper Box Co.: Driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Eagle Paper Box Comipany to construct and main- 
tain three driveways across the sidewalk, each six- 
teen feet wide, in front of the premises known as 
Nos. 5802-5804 W. Bloomingdale avenue; said per- 
mit to be issued and the work therein authorised to 
be done in accordance with the ordinances of the 
City of Chicago governing the construction and 
maintenance of driveways. 



Louis Mergoni: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Louis Mergoni to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, eleven feet wide, in front 
of the premises known as No. 1630 N. Mobile ave- 
nue; said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 



Schlosser's Bakery: Illuminated Sign. 

Alderman Cullerton presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Schlosser's Bakery to erect and maintain 
an illuminated sign, 17'x6', to project over the side- 
walk adjoining the premises known as No. 4827 W. 
Irving Park road, said permit to be issued and the 
work therein authorized to be done in accordance 
with the ordinances of the City of Chicago govern- 
ing the construction and maintenance of illuminated 
signs of this character. This privilege shall be sub- 
ject to termination by the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Cullerton moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Claim of Delores Burns. 

Alderman Cullerton presented a claim of Delores 
Burns for compensation for personal injuries, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-NINTH WARD. 



Alderman Brody presented the following orders: 

Mrs, Lillian Patton: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public V/orks 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Mrs. Lillian Patton to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, ten feet wide, in 
front of the premises known as No. 4045 N. Kil- 
patrick avenue; said permit to be issued and the 
work therein authorized to be done in accordance 
with the ordinances of the City of Chicago govern- 
ing the construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Clarence Wermich: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Clarence Wermich to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, fourteen feet wide, 
in front of the premises known as No. 5855 N. 
Forest Glen avenue; said permit to be issued and 
the work therein authorized to be done in accor- 
dance with the ordinances of the City of Chicago 
governing the construction and maintenance of 
driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Brody moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Sears, Roebuck & Co.: Proposed Driveways. 

Alderman Brody presented an order for the issu- 
ance of a permit to Sears, Roebuck & Company to 
construct and maintain four driveways across the 
sidewalk, one driveway on each of the following 
streets: on N. Cicero avenue at W. Belle Plaine ave- 
nue; on W. Cuyler avenue east of N. Cicero avenue; 
on N. Kilpatrick avenue north of W. Cuyler avenue; 
and on N. Kilpatrick avenue at W. Belle Plaine ave- 
nue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



FORTIETH WARD. 



Nathan E. Silverman: Driveway. 

Alderman Ross presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Nathan E. Silverman, 3710 N. Troy street, to con- 



struct and maintain one driveway across the side- 
walk, ten feet wide, in front of the premises known 
as No. 5843 N. Central Park avenue; said permit to 
be issued and the work therein authorized to be 
done in accordance with the ordinances of the City 
of Chicago governing the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Ross moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Jefferson Park Fuel & Material Co.: Proposed Per- 
mission to Occupy Space in N. Lipps Av. 

Alderman Ross presented an application of Jeffer- 
son Park Fuel & Material Company to occupy space 
in N. Lipps avenue at the northeast corner of W. 
Ainslie street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Proposed Employment by the Commissioner of Streets 

and Electricity of a Senior Stenographer in 

Lieu of a Junior Stenographer. 

Alderman Ross presented an order to authorize the 
Commissioner of Streets and Electricity to employ a 
senior stenographer in lieu of a junior stenographer, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Claims of Benjamin B. Crane and Miss Blanche 
Koehler. 

Alderman Ross presented a claim of Benjamin B. 
Crane for a refund of permit fee, and a claim of Miss 
Blanche Koehler for compensation for personal in- 
juries, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FORTY-FIRST WARD. 



Direction to Waive Requirement for a Water Meter. 

Alderman Co whey presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to waive the require- 
ment for a water meter in connection with the 
application for water service to the premises of 
Mrs. Klein at No. 5860 N. Indian road. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Cowhey moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 



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Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 



H. G. Shellhamek: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
H. G. Shellhamek to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, eight feet wide, in 
front of the premises known as No. 6533 N. Spokane 
avenue; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Alderman Cowhey presented the following orders: 

H. H. Freckmann: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
H. H. Freckmann to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, eight feet wide, in 
front of the premises known as No. 6234 N. Lenox 
avenue; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 



E. H. Gray: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
E. H. Gray to construct and maintain one driveway 
across the sidev/alk, eight feet wide, in front of the 
premises known as No. 6218 N. Leona avenue; said 
permit to be issued and the work therein authorized 
to be done in accordance with the ordinances of the 
City of Chicago governing the construction and 
maintenance of driveways. 



Jeff Theatre Co.: Canopy. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
Jeff Theatre Company to maintain an existing 
canopy over the sidewalk in N. Milwaukee avenue, 
attached to the building or structure located at No. 
4750 N. Milwaukee avenue, for a period of four (4) 
years from December 27, 1939, in accordance with 
plans and specifications filed with the Commissioner 
of Public Works and approved by the Commissioner 
of Buildings and the Chief Fire Prevention Engi- 
neer, said canopy not to exceed 25 feet in length 
nor 12 feet in width; upon the filing of the applica- 
tion and bond and payment of the initial compen- 
sation provided for by ordinances relating to the 
construction and maintenance of canopies, except 
that compensation shall be paid annually, in ad- 
vance. 



Louis J. Michels: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Louis J. Michels to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, eight feet wide, in 
front of the premises known as No. 7457 N. Over- 
hill avenue; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing 
the construction and maintenance of driveways. 



John F. Zurn: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
John F. Zurn to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, eight feet wide, in front 
of the premises known as No. 6130 N. Neva avenue; 
said permit to be issued and the work therein au- 
thorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Cowhey moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



American Concrete Corp.: Proposed Renewal of Per- 
mission to Occupy Space in N. Lamon Av. 

Alderman Cowhey presented an application of the 
American Concrete Corporation for a renewal of per- 
mission to occupy space in N. Lamon avenue north of 
W. Leland avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



James Miklas: Proposed Driveways. 

Alderman Cowhey presented an order for the issu- 
ance of a permit to James Miklas to construct and 
maintain four driveways across the sidewalk adjoin- 
ing the northwest corner of N. Caldwell and N. Cen- 
tral avenues, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Proposed Load Limitation for Vehicles on a Portion 
of N. Marmora Av. 

Alderman Cowhey presented an ordinance to fix a 
maximum load limit for vehicles on N. Marmora ave- 
nue between N. Northwest Highway and W. Bryn 
Mawr avenue, which was 

Referred .to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Proposed Installation of Traffic Signal Lights. 

Alderman Cowhey presented an order to direct the 
installation of "Stop and Go" lights at the following 
intersections: 



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W. Devon and N. Milwaukee avenues; 

W. Devon and N. Central avenues; 

W. Devon and N. Caldwell avenues; 

W. Devon and N. Cicero avenues; and 

W. Irving Park road and N. Austin avenue, 

which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Proposed Direction for the Inclusion, in the 1940 

Appropriation Estimates, of an Item of $200,000 

for the Improvement and Rehabilitation 

of Secondary Roadways. 

Alderman Cowhey and others presented an order 
to direct the Commissioner of Public Works to include 
in his estimates of appropriations for 1940 the sum of 
$200,000.00 for the improvement and rehabilitation 
of secondary roadways by the W.P.A., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Proposed Direction to Waive the Requirement for a 
Deposit for a Street Opening Permit. 

Alderman Cowhey presented an order to direct the 
waiving of the requirement for a deposit by James 
Waldron for a permit to open the street in front of 
the premises known as No. 3235 N. Rutherford avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Claims of George T. Cook and Matthew Ferlis. 

Alderman Cowhey presented a claim of George T. 
Cook for salary, and a claim of Matthew Ferlis for a 
refund of cash bail, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FORTY-SECOND WARD. 



State of Illinois: Scale in Street. 

Alderman Crowe presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
the State of Illinois to construct, maintain and 
operate a scale in the roadway on the east side of 
N. Seneca street adjoining the premises located at 
the southeast corner of N. Seneca street and E. 
Pearson street, in accordance with plans and specifi- 
cations to be filed with and approved by the said 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Crowe moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows; 



Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 



Alderman Crowe presented the following orders: 

John H. Hagerty (Receiver): Canopy. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
John H. Hagerty, Receiver by Order of Superior 
Court Case No. 35-S-1789, to maintain an existing 
canopy over the sidewalk in E. Pearson street, at- 
tached to the building or structure located at the 
southeast corner of E. Pearson and N. Rush streets, 
for a period of three (3) years from October 1, 
1939, in accordance with plans and specifications 
filed with the Commissioner of Public Works and 
approved by the Commissioner of Buildings and the 
Chief Fire Prevention Engineer, said canopy not to 
exceed 25 feet in length nor 16 feet in width; upon 
the filing of the application and bond and payment 
of the initial compensation provided for by ordi- 
nances relating to the construction and main- 
tenance of canopies, except that compensation shall 
be paid annually, in advance. 



Kirkeby Hotel Co.: Canopy. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
Kirkeby Hotel Company to maintain an existing 
canopy over the sidewalk in E. Walton place, at- 
tached to the building or structure located at Nos. 
140-178 E. Walton place, in accordance with plans 
and specifications filed with the Commissioner of 
Public Works and approved by the Commissioner 
of Buildings and the Chief Fire Prevention Engi- 
neer, said canopy not to exceed 98 feet in length nor 
20 feet 4 inches in width; upon the filing ofl;he ap- 
plication and bond and payment of the initial com- 
pensation provided for by ordinances relating to 
the construction and maintenance of canopies, ex- 
cept that said compensation shall be paid annually, 
in advance. 

Milner Hotel: Illuminated Sign. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to the Milner Hotel to erect and maintain 
an illuminated sign, 20'x8', to project over the side- 
walk adjoining the premises known as No. 536 N. 
Rush street, the said permit to be issued and the 
work therein authorized to be done in accordance 
with the ordinances of the City of Chicago govern- 
ing the construction and maintenance of illumi- 
nated signs of this character. This privilege shall 
be subject to termination by the Mayor at any time 
in his discretion. 



Oscar Mayer & Co.: Driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 



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Oscar Mayer & Company to construct and maintain 
two sixteen-foot driveways across the sidewalk in 
front of the premises known as No. 1257 N. Sedg- 
wick street; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing 
the construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Oscar Mayer & Co.: Driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Oscar Mayer & Company to construct and maintain 
three sixteen-foot driveways across the sidewalk 
in front of the premises known as No. 1257 N. Sedg- 
wick street; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing 
the construction and maintenance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Crowe moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Oscar Mayer & Co.: Proposed Driveways. 

Alderman Crowe presented an order for the issu- 
ance of a permit to Oscar Mayer & Company to con- 
struct and maintain two driveways across the side- 
walk at No. 1241 N. Sedgwick street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Wm. Wrigley, Jr. Co.: Conduit and Pipe. 

Alderman Crowe presented an ordinance for a grant 
of permission and authority to the William Wrigley, 
Jr. Company to maintain and use an existing steam 
pipe in a conduit under and across E. Hubbard street 
west of N. Michigan avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Proposed Vacation of an Alley. 

Alderman Crowe presented an ordinance for the 
vacation of the northwesterly-and-southeasterly alley 
in the block bounded by W. Eastman street, W. Divi- 
sion street, N. North Branch street and N. Cherry 
avenue, in Elston's Addition to Chicago in W.Vz, 
N.E.1/4, Section 5-39-14 (A. H. Ross & Sons Co.), 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Prohibition against Parking on Sundry Streets. 

Alderman Crowe presented ordinances to prohibit 
parking at the following locations: 

No. 80 E. Cedar street; 
No. 1260 N. Clybourn avenue; 
No. 911 N. Larrabee street; 
Nos. 812-814 N. Wells street; 

which were 

Referred to the Committee on Traf3fic and Public 
Safety. 



Proposed Amendment of the Zoning Ordinance to 

Eliminate, As an Auxiliary Use, Retail Shops in 

Hotels and in Apartment Houses in Fourth 

and Fifth Volume Districts. 

Alderman Crowe presented an ordinance for amend- 
ment of Section 7 of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance, as 
amended March 27, 1935, by striking out the seventh 
paragraph of said section which defines as an auxiliary 
use the operation from and after May 15, 1940, in 
residence and apartment districts, of retail shops in 
apartment houses or hotels not less than 120 feet in 
height, in Fourth and Fifth Volume Districts, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



Chicago Tribune Building Corp.: Proposed Electric 
I-Door Opener Outlets. 

Alderman Crowe presented an ordinance for a grant 
of permission and authority to the Chicago Tribune 
Building Corporation to install and maintain two 
pairs of electric I-door opener outlets at the curb in 
front of the east and west entrances to the garage 
adjoining the premises known as Nos. 273-345 E. 
North Water street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Proposed Employment by the City Comptroller of a 
Principal Clerk in Lieu of a Senior Clerk. 

Alderman Crowe presented an ordinance to au- 
thorize the City Comptroller to employ a principal 
clerk in lieu of a senior clerk, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Sundry Claims. 

Alderman Crowe presented a claim of J. W. Peter- 
sen Coal Company for a compromise settlement of 
compensation for switch tracks, a claim of Mantellate 
Sisters for cancellation of a warrant for collection, 
and a claim of Mrs. Hattie Storlie for compensation 
for damage to property, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FORTY-FOURTH WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 340 W. Barry Av. 
(Amendment). 

Alderman Grealis presented the following ordi- 
nance: 



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Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed by the City 
Council on August 30, 1939, appearing on page 836 
of the Journal of the Proceedings for said date, pro- 
hibiting parking at all times in front of the prem- 
ises known as No. 340 W. Barry avenue, for a dis- 
tance of 30 feet, be and the same is hereby 
amended by striking out the figure "30" and insert- 
ing in lieu thereof the figure "50". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Grealis moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 



Establishment of a Loading Zone on a Portion of N. 

Hampden Court; Elimination of a Prohibition 

against Parking on a Portion of 

N. Hampden Court. 

Alderman Grealis presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That that portion of N. Hampden 
court, along the east curb, for a distance of 50 feet 
south of W. Diversey parkway, be and the same is 
hereby designated a loading zone in accordance 
with the provisions of Section 27-18 of the Mu- 
nicipal Code of Chicago. 

Section 2. That an ordinance passed by the City 
Council on September 28, 1938, appearing on page 
6970 of the Journal of the Proceedings for said date, 
prohibiting parking at all times on the east side 
of N. Hampden court for a distance of 50 feet south 
of W. Diversey parkway, be and the same is hereby 
repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Grealis moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 



Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 



Proposed Prohibition against Parking at No. 2828 N. 
Pine Grove Av. and at No. 340 W. Wellington Av. 

Alderman Grealis presented ordinances to prohibit 
parking in front of the premises known respectively 
as No. 2828 N. Pine Grove avenue and No. 340 W. 
Wellington avenue, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Proposed Employment by the Acting Commmissioner 

of Streets and Electricity of a Senior Clerk 

in Lieu of a Junior Clerk. 

Alderman Grealis presented an order to authorize 
the Acting Commissioner of Streets and Electricity 
to employ a senior clerk in lieu of a junior clerk, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Proposed Employment by the Superintendent of the 

Bureau of Water of a Principal Clerk in 

Lieu of a Senior Clerk. 

Alderman Grealis presented an ordinance to ^au- 
thorize the Superintendent of the Bureau of Water 
to employ a principal clerk in lieu of a senior clerk, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Claim of James Bonitsis. 

Alderman Grealis presented a claim of James 
Bonitsis for a refund of cash bail, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FORTY-SIXTH WARD. 



Proposed Amendment of the Chicago Zoning 
Ordinance, 

Alderman Young presented an ordinance for 
amendment of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance by 
changing all the Apartment District symbols and in- 
dications shown on Use District Map No. 15 in the 
area bounded by W. Waveland avenue; the alley next 
east of N. Sheffield avenue; the alley next north of W. 
Addison street; and N. Sheffield avenue, to those of 
a Commercial District, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



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Proposed Prohibition against Parking in a Certain 
Alley. 

Alderman Young presented an ordinance to pro- 
hibit parking in the east-and-west alley between W. 
Belmont avenue and W. Fletcher street for a distance 
of 600 feet east of N. Sheffield avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



FORTY-SEVENTH WARD. 



Mrs. Walter Hirsch: Driveway. 

Alderman Hilburn presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Mrs. Walter Hirsch to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, ten feet wide, in 
front of the premises known as No. 2237 W. Argyle 
street; said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Hilburn moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



FORTY-EIGHTH WARD. 



P. Rose: Driveway. 

Alderman Quirk presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
P. Rose to construct and maintain one driveway 
across the sidewalk, 15 feet wide, in front of the 
premises known as No. 5320 N. Broadway; said 
permit to be issued and the work therein author- 
ized to be done in accordance with the ordinances 
of the City of Chicago governing the construction 
and maintenance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Quirk moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Amendment of the Chicago Zoning 
Ordinance. 

Alderman Quirk presented an ordinance for amend- 
ment of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance by changing 
all the Apartment District symbols and indications 
shown on Use District Map No. 10 in the area bounded 
by W. Foster avenue; the alley next east of N. Win- 
throp avenue; the alley next south of W. Foster ave- 
nue; and N. Winthrop avenue, to those of a Com- 
mercial District, which was 



Proposed Installation of Traffic Warning Signs. 

Alderman Quirk presented an order to authorize 
the installation of "Danger — Slow Down" flicker signs 
on the southeast and northwest corners of N. Broad- 
way and W. Catalpa avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Proposed Prohibition against Parking at No. 4542 N. 
Beacon St. and at Nos. 1046-1048 
W. Wilson Av. 

Alderman Quirk presented ordinances to prohibit 
parking in front of the premises knowri respectively 
as No. 4542 N. Beacon street and Nos. 1046-1048 W. 
Wilson avenue, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



FORTY- NINTH WARD. 



Proposed Amendment of the Regulations Governing 

the Use of Combustible Materials in Buildings 

of Heavy Timber Construction. 

Alderman Keenan presented an ordinance for 
amendment of Paragraph (c) of Section 67-48 of the 
Municipal Code of Chicago in reference to the use of 
wood or not more combustible material for wood 
cabinet work and for wall and ceiling paneling, in 
buildings of heavy timber construction, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



Proposal to Have the City of Chicago Join in Tax 
Suits Which Involve Large Amounts- 

Alderman Keenan presented a resolution propos- 
ing that the City of Chicago join in the defense of 
tax suits involving large amounts, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Consolidation, Reor- 
ganization and Taxation. 



Henry P. Kransz: Proposed Driveways (Amendment). 

Alderman Keenan presented an order to amend 
an order passed October 18, 1939, directing the issu- 
ance of a permit to Henry P. Kransz to construct two 
driveways across the sidewalk, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Proposed Employment by the Commissioner of Public 

Works of a Principal Clerk in Lieu 

of a Senior Clerk. 

Alderman Keenan presented an order to authorize 
the Commissioner of Public Works to employ a prin- 
cipal clerk in lieu of a senior clerk, which was 



Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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FIFTIETH WARD. 



Alderman Quinn presented the following orders: 

John Binder: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
John Binder to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, eight feet wide, in front 
of the premises known as No. 2925 W. Sherwin 
avenue; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Sundry Claims. 

Alderman Quinn presented claims as follows: 

J. A. Bartzen Cartage Company, for a refund of 
license fee; 

Arnold Grubman, for a refund of court costs; 

Harry Jeffers, for a refund of examination fee; 

Henry L. Graf, Knapp & Campbell, Charles Levi- 
ton, Charles H. McCarthy, and G. Schaefer, for re- 
funds of 90 % of special assessments for water sup- 
ply pipes; 

which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Heinemann's Incorporated: Driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Heinemann's, Incorporated, to construct and main- 
tain three driveways across the sidewalk, in front 
of the premises as follows: one 16 feet wide on N. 
Wolcott avenue starting 61 feet south of south curb 
of W. Bryn Mawr avenue, one 16 feet wide starting 
80 feet south of south curb of W. Bryn Mawr ave- 
nue, one 12 feet wide starting 207 feet west of the 
west curb of N. Wolcott avenue, on the south side 
of the street; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 



W. H. McCausIand: Driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
W. H. McCausIand, No. 4201 S. Ashland avenue, 
to construct and maintain four driveways across the 
sidewalk, 15 feet wide, as follows: two on W. Foster 
avenue, and two on N. Ravenswood avenue; said 
permit to be issued and the work therein authorized 
to be done in accordance with the ordinances of the 
City of Chicago governing the construction and 
maintenance of driveways. 



Dii-ection to Install Traffic Signal Lights. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to install 
"stop and go" lights at the intersection of W. Peter- 
son avenue and N. Rockwell street. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Quinn moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



Proposed Employment by the Superintendent of the 

Bureau of Water of a Senior Clerk in Lieu 

of a Junior Clerk. 

Alderman Quinn presented an ordinance to au- 
thorize the Superintendent of the Bureau of Water to 
employ a senior clerk in lieu of a junior clerk, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Changes in the Regulations Requiring the Installation 

of Receiving Reservoirs (Surge Tanks) 

in Buildings. 

On motion of Alderman Crowe the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Buildings and Zoning on sundry com- 
munications objecting to certain provisions of the 
building ordinances in reference to surge tanks for 
fire protective equipment, etc., deferred and published 
October 30, 1939, page 1130. 

Alderman Crowe moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the ordinance submitted therewith 
[printed in Pamphlet No. 37]. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovaril?, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays- — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Municipal Code of Chicago 
be and the same is hereby amended as follows: 

1) By striking out Section 83-40; 

2) By changing Section 83-41 to read as fol- 
lows: 

"83-41. Receiving reservoir required where 
other than direct city water is provided. When- 
ever in any building, structure or premise a water 
system is maintained which is supplied with 
other than city water or is equipped for service 
other than from the city mains or which is sup- 
plied with city water which has been previously 
used for any purpose or city water which is 
stored in a gravity tank or tanks, each service 
from the city water system shall enter through 
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the purpose of preventing water from the 
secondary system flowing back into the city 
mains; provided, however, that a receiving reser- 
voir shall not be required where only city water 
is available and stored without previous use in 
an approved covered gravity tank, and further 
provided this tank is so located as to be ade- 
quately protected against external pollution and 
is kept locked, except when opened for inspec- 
tion or repairs." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



and there is hereby created and established in the 
area above described a use district in conformity 
with the symbols and indications so changed by 
this amendatory ordinance. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Amendment of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance (Area 

Bounded by a Line 297.3 Ft. North of E. 45th St.; 

a Line 297 Ft. East of South Park Way; E. 45th 

St.; and a Line 165 Ft. East of South 

Park Way). 

On motion of Alderman Crowe the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Buildings and Zoning on an ordinance 
for amendment of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance by 
changing all the Apartment District symbols and indi- 
cations shown on Use District Map No. 31, in the area 
designated in said amendatory ordinance, to those of 
a Commercial District, deferred and published Octo- 
ber 30, 1939, page 1131. 

Alderman Crowe moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance [printed in Pamphlet No. 
37]. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. , 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

An Ordinance 

Amending the Chicago Zoning Ordinance. 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Chicago Zoning Ordinance, 
passed by the City Council of the City of Chicago 
on April 5, 1923, apprpved April 16, 1923, and pub- 
lished on pages 2396 to 2515 of the Journal of the 
Proceedings of the City Council of April 5, 1923, as 
subsequently amended, be and the same is hereby 
further amended by changing 

All the Apartment District symbols and indica- 
tions so shown on Use District- Map No. 31 in the 
area bounded by a line 297.3 feet next north of 
and most nearly parallel to E. 45th street; a line 
297 feet next east of and most nearly parallel to 
South Park Way; E. 45th street; and a line 165 
feet next east of and most nearly parallel to 
South Park Way, to those of a Commercial Dis- 
trict, 



Allowance of a Variation from the Requirements of 

the Chicago Zoning Ordinance (No. 3002 

S. Central Park Av.). 

On motion of Alderman Crowe the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Buildings and Zoning on a resolution 
adopted by the Board of Appeals recommending al- 
lowance of a variation from the requirements of the 
Chicago Zoning Ordinance as to the premises known 
as No. 3002 S. Central Park avenue, deferred and pub- 
lished May 24, 1939, page 279. 

Alderman Crowe moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the ordinance submitted therewith 
[printed in Pamphlet No. 7]. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — -Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Beyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, On May 1, 1939, the Board of Appeals 
adopted the following resolution: 

"Whereas, Anna Horak, for Frank Zeman, 
owner, filed, April 12, 1939, an application under 
the zoning ordinance to permit, in an apartment 
district, the establishment and operation of a 
wholesale noodle bakery in an existing store 
building, on premises at 3002 S. Central Park 
avenue; and 

Whereas, the decision of the Commissioner of 
Buildings rendered April 12, 1939 reads: 

'Application not approved. Proposed im- 
provement does not conform with require- 
ments of zoning ordinance.'; 

and 

Whereas, the proposed use is to be located in 
an apartment district and would violate the strict 
letter of the zoning ordinance; and 

Whereas, a public hearing was held on this 
application by the board of appeals at its regular 
meeting held on May 1, 1939, after due public 
notice by publication in the Chicago Journal of 
Commerce on April 15, 1939; and 

Whereas, the use district maps show that the 
premises are located in an apartment district; 
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Whereas, the board of appeals is authorized by- 
law in cases where there are practical difficul- 
ties or particular hardship in the way of carry- 
ing out the strict letter of the zoning ordinance 
to hear and recommend variations of such ordi- 
nance to the City Council under rules provided 
in the zoning ordinance; and 

Whereas, in the rules provided in the zoning 
ordinance relating to the authority of the board 
of appeals to recommend variations to the City 
Council there appears the following rule in Sec- 
tion 28, paragraph (1): 

'Granting of permission to devote premises 
in a * * * Apartment District to a non-con- 
forming * * * C use, * * * in a block, or in a 
block directly across a street from a block in 
which there exists a non-conforming * * * 
C use * * * of a similar nature.'; 

and 

Whereas, the board of appeals, having fully 
heard the testimony and arguments of the parties 
and being fully advised in the premises, finds 
that the proposed use is to be located in an exist- 
ing store building in a block and in a block di- 
rectly across the street from a block in which 
are located uses of a similar nature and that the 
applicant should be granted relief on the ground 
of particular hardship in the way of carrying out 
the strict letter of the zoning ordinance on con- 
dition that there shall be no operation of the pro- 
posed use between the hours of 8 P. M. and 6 
A. M.; that all trucking or hauling of materials 
or products shall be conducted from the rear of 
the building through the alley; that all permits 
necessary for the establishment of the proposed 
use shall be obtained within three months after 
the passage of an ordinance by the City Council, 
and that all other ordinances of the city of Chi- 
cago shall be complied with before a certificate 
of occupancy is issued herein; and 

Whereas, the board further finds that the pro- 
posed use is to be located in an apartment dis- 
trict; that there are similar non-conforming uses 
located in the block and in the block directly 
across the street from the block in which the 
premises are located; that there is particular 
hardship in this case and that the variation may- 
be made consistently in harmony with the intent 
and purpose of the zoning regulations and would 
not be detrimental to the public welfare, safety 
or health, 

Resolved, that the board of appeals by virtue 
of the authority- conferred upon it does hereby 
recommend that the City Council enact the fol- 
lowing ordinance: 

'Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That pursuant to Section 28, 
paragraph (1) of the Chicago Zoning Ordi- 
nance as amended, a variation be and the same 
is hereby allowed for the establishment and 
operation of a wholesale noodle bakery in an 
existing store building, on premises at 3002 
S. Central Park avenue in conformity with the 
findings and recommendations of the board of 
appeals of the city of Chicago on May 1, 1939. 

Section 2. The Commissioner of Buildings 
is hereby ordered and directed to grant per- 
mission for the establishment and operation of 
a wholesale noodle bakery in an existing store 



building, on premises at 3002 S. Central Park 
• avenue on condition that there shall be no 
operation of the proposed use between the 
hours of 8 P. M. and 6 A. M. ; that all trucking 
or hauling of materials or products shall be 
conducted from the rear of the building 
through the alley; that all permits necessary 
for the establishment of the proposed use shall 
be obtained within three months after the pas- 
sage of this ordinance and that all other ordi- 
nances of the city of Chicago shall be complied 
with before a certificate of occupancy is issued 
herein. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
and effect from and after its passage.' "; 

now, therefore. 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That pursuant to Section 28, para- 
graph (1) of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance as 
amended, .a variation be and the same is hereby 
allowed for the establishment and operation of a 
wholesale noodle bakery in an existing store build- 
ing, on premises at 3002 S. Central Park avenue in 
conformity with the findings and recommendations 
of the board of appeals of the city of Chicago on 
May 1, 1939. 

Section 2. The Commissioner of Buildings is 
hereby ordered and directed to grant permission 
for the establishment and operation of a wholesale 
noodle bakery in an existing store building, on 
premises at 3002 S. Central Park avenue on condi- 
tion that there shall be no operation of the proposed 
use between the hours of 8 P. M. and 6 A. M.; that 
all trucking or hauling of materials or products 
shall be conducted from the rear of the building 
through the alley; that all permits necessary for 
the establishment of the proposed use shall be ob- 
tained within three months after the passage of this 
ordinance and that all other ordinances of the city 
of Chicago shall be complied with before a certifi- 
cate of occupancy is issued herein. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage. 



Authorization for a Compromise Settlement of a War- 
rant for Collection (Chapman & Smith Co.). 

On motion of Alderman Upton the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Compensation on an order for the can- 
cellation of a warrant for collection issued against 
Chapman & Smith Company, deferred and published 
October 30, 1939, page 1133. 

Alderman Upton moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the substitute order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said substitute order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Kekne, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 



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The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to decrease War- 
rant for Collection F-579 (1939) issued against 
Chapman & Smith Company, 1017 W. Washington 
boulevard, amounting to $327.13 to the amount of 
$173.00, upon payment of the amount of $173.00. 



Section 3. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Prohibition against Peddling in the District Bounded 

by W. Bryn Mawr Av. N. Cicero Av., W. Devon 

Av. and C. & N. W. R. R. 

On motion of Alderman Brody the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of 
the Committee on Judiciary and State Legislation on 
an ordinance to prohibit peddling in the district 
bounded by W. Bryn Mawr avenue, N. Cicero avenue, 
W. Devon avenue and the Chicago and North Western 
Railway, deferred and published June 14, 1939, pages 
373-374. 

Alderman Brody presented a substitute ordinance to 
prohibit peddling in the district above described and 
moved to substitute said ordinance for the ordinance 
recommended in said committee report, and to pass 
said substitute ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said substitute ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobcta, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikosl<i, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. In the district herein designated, no 
person shall peddle any merchandise, article or 
thing whatsoever, as prohibited by the provisions of 
section 160-13 of the Municipal Code of Chicago 
providing that "No one having a peddler's license 
shall peddle any merchandise or any other article 
or thing whatsoever at any time within districts 
which have been or shall be hereafter so desig- 
nated by the city council," which district shall be 
as follows: 

W. Devon avenue on the north; 
Chicago and North Western Railway track on 
the east; 

W. Bryn Mawr avenue on the south; 
N. Cicero avenue on the west. 

Section 2. Any person violating the provisions 
of this ordinance shall be subject to the penalty 
provided for in section 160-14 of the Municipal 
Code of Chicago, which provides that "Any peddler 
who shall be guilty of any fraud, cheat, misrep- 
resentation, or imposition or who shall violate any 
of the provisions of this chapter shall be fined not 
less than five dollars nor more than two hundred 
dollars for each offense where no other penalty is 
provided in this chapter." 



Edwin M. Gresham: Proposed Driveway. 

On motion of Alderman Hartnett the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries, Streets and Alleys on 
an order for the issuance of a permit to Edwin M. 
Gresham to construct and maintain a driveway, de- 
ferred and published August 30, 1939, page 804. 

• Alderman Hartnett moved that said order be placed 
on file. 

The motion prevailed. 



Authorization for Agreements for the Construction of 

Track Facilities and for Switching Service at the 

Central Park Av. Pumping Station. 

On motion of Alderman Hartnett the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries, Streets and Alleys on 
a communication from the Commissioner of Public 
Works requesting authority to enter into a contract 
for the construction of track facilities at the Central 
Park Avenue Pumping Station, deferred and pub- 
lished October 30, 1939, page 1137. 

Alderman Hartnett moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the two orders submitted therewith. 

The question being put on the passage of the order 
submitted therewith authorizing an agreement with 
the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company, the motion 
prevailed and said order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Whereas, The reconstruction of the boiler room. 
■ and coal storage facilities of the Central Park 
Avenue Pumping Station also require reconstruc- 
tion of side track facilities; and 

Whereas, The City, through its own labor has 
built all necessary walls, fills and trestles; and 

Whereas, The Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Ter- 
minal Railroad Co. has better facilities and equip- 
ment to properly construct the tracks, switches, 
operating ties, etc; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to enter into an 
agreement with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad 
Company without advertising and without bond, 
for the construction of the necessary tracks, 
switches, etc., on a force account basis in accordance 
with offers from the above company dated July 25, 
19^9 and August 3, 1939, all on file in the Depart- 
ment of Public Works. 



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The question next being put on the passage of the 
order submitted with said report authorizing a con- 
tract for switching services, the vote thereon was as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Whereas, The Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Ter- 
minal Railroad Company provides facilities for de- 
livering coal and construction material by rail to 
the Central Park Avenue Pumping Station by way 
of a system of side tracks; and 

Whereas, The City is making construction 
changes on its own property which also require 
changes in the connecting side track facilities on 
its own and on railroad property; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to enter into an 
agreement with the Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Ter- 
minal Railroad Company without advertising and 
without bond, and upon the railroad company's 
standard form of contract, concerning the provid- 
ing of switching services on the new side track sys- 
tem in accordance with detailed agreement on file 
in the Department of Public Works. 



Advance Spring Corp.: Driveway. 

On motion of Alderman Hartnett the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries, Streets and Alleys on 
an order for the issuance of a permit to Advance 
Spring Corporation to construct and maintain a drive- 
way, deferred and published October 30, 1939, pages 
1137-1138. 

Alderman Hartnett moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Advance Spring Corporation to construct and 
maintain one driveway across the sidewalk, 24 feet 
10 inches wide, in front of the premises known as 
No. 1749 W. Carroll avenue; said permit to be is- 
sued and the work therein authorized to be done 
in accordance with the ordinances of the City of 
Chicago governing the construction and mainte- 
nance of driveways. 



Archer Wet Wash Laundry, Inc.: Conduit. 

On motion of Alderman Hartnett the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries, Streets and Alleys on 
an ordinance granting permission and authority to 
Archer Wet Wash Laundry, Incorporated, to install, 



maintain and use a conduit, deferred and published 
October 30, 1939, page 1138. 

Alderman Hartnett moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance, with compensation as fixed 
by the Committee on Compensation [printed in Pam- 
phlet No. 38]. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowsl^i, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Qiiirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority be and 
the same are hereby given and granted to the 
Archer Wet Wash Laundry, Inc., a corporation, its 
successors and assigns, to install, maintain and use 
an eighteen-inch tile conduit under and across the 
northeasterly-and-southwesterly public alley east- 
erly of S. Archer avenue at a point eighty-five (85) 
feet northeasterly of the north line of W. Pershing 
road, the location of the said conduit to be sub- 
stantially as shown on sketch hereto attached, 
which for greater certainty is hereby made a part 
of this ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and authority herein 
granted shall cease and determine ten (10) years 
from and after the date of the passage of this ordi- 
nance, or may be revoked at any time prior thereto 
by the Mayor in his discretion without the con- 
sent of the grantee herein named. This ordinance 
shall also be subject to amendment, modification or 
repeal at any time without the consent of the said 
grantee and in case of such repeal all the privileges 
herein granted shall thereupon cease and deter- 
mine. In the event of the revocation, amendment,, 
modification or repeal of the authority or privileges 
herein granted, or the termination by lapse of time, 
the exercise of the Mayor's discretion, or the exer- 
cise by the City Council of the powers above re- 
served, the grantee, by the filing of the written 
acceptance hereinafter provided for, shall be under- 
stood as consenting that the city shall retain all 
money it shall have previously received under the 
provisions of this ordinance from said grantee, said 
money to be considered and treated as compensa- 
tion for the authority, permission and privileges 
enjoyed from the date of the passage of this ordi- 
nance until such action by the Mayor or City Coun- 
cil as the case may be. 

Section 3. At the expiration of this ordinance, 
the conduit herein authorized shall be removed 
unless the authority therefor is renewed. If said 
conduit shall be removed the space where the same 
shall have been located shall be filled up and the 
pavement over the same restored to a condition 
similar to the balance of the alley in the same block 
to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, at the sole expense of the grantee herein, 
without cost or expense of any kind whatsoever to 
the City of Chicago, provided that in the event the 
said grantee shall refuse or neglect to remove said 



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conduit when so ordered to do, and to restore the 
pavement over said space, said work shall be done 
by the City of Chicago and the cost thereof charged 
to the grantee herein. Said grantee shall do no per- 
manent injury to the said alley or in any way inter- 
fere with any public cable, wire, pipe or conduit 
therein, and shall not open or incumber more of 
said alley than shall be necessary to enable it to 
proceed with advantage in installing said conduit 
and constructing foundations and walls. No permit 
shall be issued allowing any work to be done in 
and about the installation of said conduit until 
plans and specifications of the same shall have been 
submitted to and approved by the Commissioner of 
Public Works. A copy of said plans shall at all 
times remain on file in the office of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. 

Section 4. The said grantee agrees to pay to the 
City of Chicago as compensation for said conduit 
the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00) per annum, pay- 
able annually, in advance, the first payment to be 
made as of the date of the passage of this ordinance, 
and each succeeding payment annually thereafter; 
provided, that if default is made in the payment of 
any of the installments of compensation herein pro- 
vided for, the privileges herein granted may be 
terminated under the powers reserved to the Mayor 
or City Council by Section 2 hereof, and thereupon 
this ordinance shall become null and void. Any 
termination by the city for default in payment of 
compensation, as provided for by this Section, shall 
not release the grantee from liability for the com- 
pensation due up to and including the date of such 
termination. 

Section 5. During the life of this ordinance the 
grantee herein, its successors and assigns, shall at 
all times keep the surface of the alley over the said 
conduit in a condition satisfactory to the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works and safe for public travel. 

Section 6. No work shall be done under the 
authority of this ordinance until a permit author- 
izing same shall have been issued by the Superin- 
tendent of Compensation and no permit shall issue 
until the grantee herein shall execute to the City 
of Chicago a good and sufficient bond in the penal 
sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) with sure- 
ties to be approved by the Mayor, conditioned 
upon the faithful observance and performance of 
all and singular the conditions and provisions of 
this ordinance, and conditioned further to indem- 
nify, keep and save harmless the City of Chicago 
* against all liabilities, judgments, costs, damages 
and expenses which may in any way come against 
said city in consequence of the granting of this 
ordinance, or which may accrue against, be charged 
to or recovered from said city from or by reason 
or on account of any act or thing done by the 
grantee herein by virtue of the authority herein 
granted. Said bond and the liability of the sureties 
thereon shall be kept in force throughout the life 
of this ordinance and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinance such bond shall not be in 
full force, then the privileges herein granted shall 
be terminated, but the grantee herein shall, never- 
theless, remain liable to the City of Chicago for the 
compensation due until the expiration or repeal 
of this ordinance. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage; provided the 
said grantee shall file its written acceptance of this 
ordinance and the bond hereinabove provided for 
with the City Clerk within sixty (60) days after 
the passage and approval hereof. 



The Chicago Daily News Printing Co.: Vault. 

On motion of Alderman Hartnett the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries, Streets and Alleys on 
an ordinance for a grant of permission and authority 
to The Chicago Daily News Printing Company to 
maintain and use an existing vault, deferred and pub- 
lished October 30, 1939, page 1138. 

Alderman Hartnett moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance, with compensation as fixed 
by the Committee on Compensation [printed in Pam- 
phlet No. 38]. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 

by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority be and 
the same are hereby given and granted to The Chi- 
cago Daily News Printing Company, a corporation, 
its successors and assigns, to maintain and use as 
now constructed a vault underneath the surface 
of N. Canal street from the north line of W. Madison 
street north a distance of three hundred ninety- 
four (394) feet, extending under the roadway of 
N. Canal street not more than twenty (20) feet. 

Section 2. The permission and authority herein 
granted shall cease and determine ten (10) years 
from and after April 26, 1939, or may be re- 
voked at any time prior thereto by the Mayor 
in his discretion without the consent of the 
grantee herein named. This ordinance shall also 
be subject to amendment, modification or re- 
peal at any time without the consent of the said 
grantee and in case of such repeal all the privileges 
herein granted shall thereupon cease and deter- 
mine. In the event of the revocation, amendment, 
modification or repeal of the authority or privileges 
herein granted, or the termination by lapse of time, 
the exercise of the Mayor's discretion, or the exer- 
cise by the City Council of the powers above re- 
served, the grantee, by the filing of the written 
acceptance hereinafter provided for, shall be un- 
derstood as consenting that the city shall retain 
all money it shall have previously received under 
the provisions of this ordinance from said grantee, 
said money to be considered and treated as com- 
pensation for the authority, permission and privi- 
leges enjoyed from the date of the passage of this 
ordinance until such action by the Mayor or City 
Council as the case may be. 

Section 3. At the expiration of this ordinance, 
the vault herein authorized shall be removed un- 
less the authority therefor is renewed. If said 
vault shall be removed the space where the same 
shall have been located shall be filled up and the 
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similar to the balance of the street in the same 
block to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of 
Public Works, at the sole expense of the grantee 
herein, without cost or expense of any kind what- 
soever to the City of Chicago, provided that in the 
event the said grantee shall refuse or neglect to 
fill up said vault when so ordered to do, and to 
restore the pavement over said space, said work 
shall be done by the City of Chicago and the cost 
thereof charged to the grantee herein. Said grantee 
shall do no permanent injury to the said street or 
in any way interfere with any public cable, wire, 
pipe or conduit therein, and shall not open or 
incumber more of said street than shall be neces- 
sary to enable it to proceed with advantage in 
excavating said vault and constructing foundations 
and walls. No permit shall be issued allowing any 
work to be done in and about the construction of 
said vault until plans and specifications of the same 
shall have been submitted to and approved by the 
Commissioner of Public Works. A copy of said 
plans shall at all times remain on file in the office 
of the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 4. The said grantee agrees to pay to 
the City of Chicago as compensation for said vault 
the sum of six hundred thirty and 40/100 dollars 
($630.40) per annum, payable annually, in advance, 
the first payment to be made as of the date of 
April 26, 1939, and each succeeding payment an- 
nually thereafter; provided, that if default is made 
in the payment of any of the installments of com- 
pensation herein provided for, the privileges herein 
granted may be terminated under the powers 
reserved to the Mayor or City Council by Section 
2 hereof, and thereupon this ordinance shall become 
null and void. Any termination by the city for 
default in payment of compensation, as provided 
for by this section, shall not release the grantee 
from liability for the compensation due up to and 
including the date of such termination. 

Section 5. During the life of this ordinance the 
grantee herein, its successors or assigns, shall at 
all times keep the surface of the street over the 
said vault in a condition satisfactory to the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and safe for public 
travel. 

Section 6. No work shall be done under the 
authority of this ordinance until a permit author- 
izing same shall have been issued by the Superin- 
tendent of Compensation and no permit shall issue 
until the grantee herein shall execute to the City 
of Chicago a good and sufficient bond in the penal 
sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) with 
sureties to be approved by the Mayor, conditioned 
upon the faithful observance and performance of all 
and singular the conditions and provisions of this 
ordinance, and conditioned further to indemnify, 
keep and save harmless the City of Chicago against 
all liabilities, judgments, costs, damages and ex- 
penses which may in any way come against said 
city in consequence of the granting of this ordi- 
nance, or which may accrue against, be charged to 
or recovered from said city from or by reason or 
on account of any act or thing done by the grantee 
herein by virtue of the authority herein granted. 
Said bond and the liability of the sureties thereon 
shall be kept in force throughout the life of this 
ordinance and if at any time during the life of 
this ordinance such bond shall not be in full force, 
then the privileges herein granted shall be termi- 
nated, but the grantee herein shall, nevertheless, 
remain liable to the City of Chicago for the com- 
pensation due until the expiration or repeal of this 
ordinance. 



Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage; provided the 
said grantee shall file its written acceptance of 
this ordinance and the bond hereinabove provided 
for with the City Clerk within sixty (60) days after 
the passage and approval hereof. 



Chicago Union Station Co.: Ventilating Air Shaft. 

On motion of Alderman Hartnett the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries, Streets and Alleys on 
an ordinance for a grant of permission and authority 
to the Chicago Union Station Company to maintain 
and use an existing ventilating air shaft, deferred and 
published October 30, 1939, page 1138. 

Alderman Hartnett moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance, with compensation as fixed 
by the Committee on Compensation [printed in Pam- 
phlet No. 38]. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority be and 
the same are hereby given and granted to the Chi- 
cago Union Station Company, a corporation, its suc- 
cessors and assigns, to maintain and use as now 
constructed a ventilating air shaft connecting with 
the tunnel of the Chicago Tunnel Company in S. 
Clinton street at a point one hundred (100) feet 
south of the south line of W. Adams street. Said 
ventilating shaft shall not exceed four (4) feet, six 
( 6 ) inches in width nor six ( 6 ) feet in depth, inside 
dimensions, and shall be connected with the base- 
ment fioor of the headhouse of the Union Station 
by a shaft four (4) feet, ten (10) inches in diam- 
eter. 

Section 2. The permission and authority herein 
granted shall cease and determine ten (10) years 
from and after June 2, 1936, or may be revoked 
at any time prior thereto by the Mayor in his 
discretion without the consent of the grantee here- 
in named. This ordinance shall also be sub- 
ject to amendment, modification or repeal at any 
time without the consent of the said grantee and 
in case of such repeal all the privileges herein 
granted shall thereupon cease and determine. In 
the event of the revocation, amendment, modifica- 
tion or repeal of the authority or privileges herein 
granted, or the termination by lapse of time, the 
exercise of the Mayor's discretion, or the exercise 
by the City Council of the powers above reserved, 
the grantee, by the filing of the written acceptance 
hereinafter provided for, shall be understood as 
consenting that the city shall retain all money it 



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shall have previously received under the provisions 
of this ordinance from said grantee, said money 
to be considered and treated as compensation for 
the authority, permission and privileges enjoyed 
from the date of the passage of this ordinance until 
such action by the Mayor or City Council as the 
case may be. 

Section 3. At the expiration of this ordinance, 
the ventilating shaft herein authorized shall be re- 
moved unless the authority therefor is renewed. 
! If said ventilating shaft shall be removed the space 
where the same shall have been located shall be 
, , filled up and the pavement over the same restored 
, i ,to a condition similar to the balance of the street 
"in the same bloclc to the satisfaction of the Com- 
'■ missioner of Public Works, at the sole expense of 
''■'the grantee herein, without cost or expense of any 
kind whatsoever to the City of Chicago, provided 
that in the event the said grantee shall refuse or 
neglect to remove said ventilating shaft when so 
ordered to do, and to restore tlie pavement over 
' said space, said work shall be done by the City of 
Chicago and the cost thereof charged to the grantee 
herein. Said grantee shall do no permanent injury 
'to the" said street or in any way interfere with any 
public cable, wire, pipe or conduit therein, and 
shall not open or incumber more of said street than 
shall be necessary to enable it to proceed with ad- 
vantage in excavating said ventilating shaft and 
constructing foundations and walls. No permit 
. shall be issued allowing any work to be done in 
and about the construction of said ventilating shaft 
until plans and specifications of the same shall have 
been submitted to and approved by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. A copy of said plans shall 
at all times remain on file in the office of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. 

Section 4. The said grantee agrees to pay to the 
City of Chicago as compensation for said ventilat- 
ing shaft the sum of one hundred dollars ($100.00) 
per annum, payable annually, in advance, the first 
payment to be made as of the date of June 2, 
1936, and each succeeding payment annually there- 
after; provided, that if default is made in the 
payment of any of the installments of compensa- 
tion herein provided for, the privileges herein 
granted may be terminated under the powers re- 
served to the Mayor or City Council by Section 2 
hereof, and thereupon this ordinance shall become 
null and void. Any termination by the city for de- 
fault in payment of compensation, as provided for 
by this Section, shall not release the grantee from 
liability for the compensation due up to and includ- 
ing the date of such termination. 

Section 5. During the life of this ordinance the 
grantee herein, its successors or assigns, shall at all 
times keep the surface of the street over the said 
ventilating shaft in a condition satisfactory to the 
Commissioner of Public Works and safe for public 
travel. 

Section 6. No work shall be done under the 
authority of this ordinance until a permit authoriz- 
ing same shall have been issued by the Superin- 
tendent of Compensation and no permit shall issue 
until the grantee herein shall execute to the City 
of Chicago a good and sufficient bond in the penal 
sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) with 
sureties to be approved by the Mayor, conditioned 
upon the faithful observance and performance of 
all and singular the conditions and provisions of 
this ordinance, and conditioned further to indeni- 
nify, keep and save harmless the City of Chicago 
against all liabilities, judgments, costs, damages 
and expenses which may in any way come against 



said city in consequence of the granting of this or- 
dinance, or which may accrue against, be charged 
to or recovered from said city from or by reason 
or on account of any act or thing done by the 
grantee herein by virtue of the authority herein 
granted. Said bond and the liability of the sureties 
thereon shall be kept in force throughout the life 
of this ordinance and if at any time during the life 
of this ordinance such bond shall not be in full 
force, then the privileges herein granted shall be 
terminated, but the grantee herein shall, neverthe- 
less, remain liable to the City of Chicago for the 
compensation due until the expiration or repeal of 
this ordinance. 

Section 7. This ordinance shal take effect and be 
in force from and after its passage; provided the 
said grantee shall file its written acceptance of this 
ordinance and the bond hereinabove provided for 
with the City Clerk within sixty (60) days after 
the passage and approval hereof. 



Chicago Boiler Co.: Steel Pipe. 

On motion of Alderman Hartnett the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries, Streets and Alleys on 
an ordinance for a grant of permission and authority 
to the Chicago Boiler Company to maintain and use 
an existing steel pipe, deferred and published Octo- 
ber 30, 1939, page 1138. 

Alderman Hartnett moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance, with compensation as fixed 
by the Committee on Compensation [printed in Pam- 
phlet No. 38]. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority be and 
the same are hereby given and granted to the Chi- 
cago Boiler Company, a corporation, its successors 
and assigns, to maintain and use as now installed a 
four-inch steel pipe under and across the alley in 
the rear of the premises known as Nos. 1965-1967 
N. Clybourn avenue, for the purpose of supplying 
acetylene gas to the premises known as Nos. 1964- 
1976 N. Maud avenue. 

Section 2. The permission and authority herein 
granted shall cease and determine ten (10) years 
from and after March 30, 1939, or may be revoked 
at any time prior thereto by the Mayor in his dis- 
cretion without the consent of the grantee herein 
named. This ordinance shall also be subject to 
amendment, modification or repeal at any time 
without the consent of the said grantee and in case 
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shall thereupon cease and determine. In the event 
of the revocation, amendment, modification or re- 
peal of the authority or privileges herein granted, 
or the termination by lapse of time, the exercise of 
the Mayor's discretion, or the exercise by the City 
Council of the powers above reserved, the grantee, 
by the filing of the written acceptance hereinafter 
provided for, shall be understood as consenting that 
the city shall retain all money it shall have 
previously received under the provisions of this 
ordinance from said grantee, said money to be con- 
sidered and treated as compensation for the 
authority, permission and privileges enjoyed from 
the date of the passage of this ordinance until such 
action by the Mayor or City Council as the case 
may be. 

Section 3. At the expiration of this ordinance, 
the steel pipe herein authorized shall be removed 
unless the authority therefor is renewed. If said 
steel pipe shall be removed the space where the 
same shall have been located shall be filled up and 
the pavement over the same restored to a condition 
similar to the balance of the alley in the same block 
to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, at the sole expense of the grantee herein, 
without cost or expense of any kind whatsoever to 
the City of Chicago, provided that in the event the 
said grantee shall refuse or neglect to remove said 
steel pipe when so ordered to do, and to restore the 
pavement over said space, said work shall be done 
by the City of Chicago and the cost thereof charged 
to the grantee herein. Said grantee shall do no per- 
manent injury to the said alley or in any way in- 
terfere with any public cable, wire, pipe or conduit 
therein, and shall not open or incumber more of 
said alley than shall be necessary to enable it to 
proceed with advantage in installing said steel 
pipe and constructing foundations and walls. No 
permit shall be issued allowing any work to be done 
in and about the installation of said steel pipe until 
plans and specifications of the same shall have been 
submitted to and approved by the Commissioner of 
Public Works. A copy of said plans shall at all 
times remain on file in the office of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. 

Section 4. The said grantee agrees to pay to the 
City of Chicago as compensation for said steel pipe 
the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00) per annum, payable 
annually, in advance, the first payment to be made 
as of the date of March 30, 1939, and each succeed- 
ing payment annually thereafter; provided, that if 
default is made in the payment of any of the in- 
stallments of compensation herein provided for, the 
privileges herein granted may be terminated under 
the powers reserved to the Mayor or City Council 
by Section 2 hereof, and thereupon this ordinance 
shall become null and void. Any termination by 
the city for default in payment of compensation, 
as provided for by this section, shall not release 
the grantee from liability for the compensation due 
up to and including the date of such termination. 

Section 5. During the life of this ordinance the 
grantee herein, its successors or assigns, shall at all 
times keep the surface of the alley over the said 
steel pipe in a condition satisfactory to the Comi- 
missioner of Public Works and safe for public 
travel. 

Section 6. No work shall be done under the 
authority of this ordinance until a permit author- 
izing same shall have been issued by the Superin- 
tendent of Compensation and no permit shall issue 
until the grantee herein shall execute to the City 
of Chicago a good and sufficient bond in the penal 
sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) with 



sureties to be approved by the Mayor, conditioned 
upon the faithful observance and performance of 
all and singular the conditions and provisions of 
this ordinance, and conditioned further to indem- 
nify, keep and save harmless the City of Chicago 
against all liabilities, judgments, costs, damages 
and expenses which may in any way come against 
said city in consequence of the granting of this or- 
dinance, or which may accrue against, be charged 
to or recovered from said city from or by reason 
or on account of any act or thing done by the 
grantee herein by virtue of the authority herein 
granted. Said bond and the liability of the sureties 
thereon shall be kept in force throughout the life 
of this ordinance and if at any time during the life 
of this ordinance such bond shall not be in full 
force, then the privileges herein granted shall be 
terminated, but the grantee herein shall, never- 
theless, remain liable to the City of Chicago for 
the compensation due until the expiration or re- 
peal of this ordinance. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage; provided 
the said grantee shall file its written acceptance of 
this ordinance and the bond hereinabove provided 
for with the City Clerk within sixty (60) days after 
the passage and approval hereof. 



Commonwealth Edison Co.: Sheet-Iron Hood. 

On motion of Alderman Hartnett the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of 
the Committee on Local Industries, Streets and Alleys 
on an ordinance for a grant of permission and author- 
ity to the Commonwealth Edison Company to main- 
tain and use an existing sheet-iron hood, deferred and 
published October 30, 1939, pages 1138-1139. 

Alderman Hartnett moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance, with compensation as fixed 
by the Committee on Compensation [printed in Pam- 
phlet No. 38]. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority be and 
the same are hereby given and granted to the Com- 
monwealth Edison Company, a corporation, its suc- 
cessors and assigns, to maintain and use as now 
constructed a sheet-iron hood over the east-and- 
west -alley in the block bounded by W. Adams 
street, S. Dearborn street, W. Monroe street and S. 
Clark street, at a point ninety-seven (97) feet east 
of the east line of S. Clark street; said hood to be 
attached to the north wall of the building located 
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streets. Said hood shall not exceed six (6) feet in 
width, seven (7) feet, six (6) inches in height, the 
base thereof to be eighteen (18) inches in. width 
and the top not to exceed four (4) feet in width, 
the lowest portion of same to be not less than eight- 
een (18) feet above the grade of the alley at that 
point and to be used for ventilating purposes only. 

Section 2. The permission and authority herein 
granted shall cease and determine ten (10) years 
from and after August 14, 1939, or may be revoked 
at any time prior thereto by the Mayor in his dis- 
cretion without the consent of the grantee herein 
named. This ordinance shall also be subject to 
amendment, modification or repeal at any time 
without the consent of the said grantee and in case 
of such repeal all the privileges herein granted shall 
thereupon cease and determine. In the event of the 
termination, revocation, amendment or modifica- 
tion of the authority or privileges hereby granted, 
by lapse of time, the exercise of the Mayor's discre- 
tion, or the exercise by the City Council of the 
powers above reserved, the grantee by the filing of 
the written acceptance hereinafter provided for, 
shall be understood as consenting that the city shall 
retain all money it shall have previously received 
from said grantee under the provisions of this ordi- 
nance, said money to be considered and treated as 
compensation for the authority, permission and 
privileges enjoyed from the date of the passage of 
this ordinance until such action by the Mayor or 
City Council as the case may be. 

Section 3. In case of the termination of the priv- 
ileges herein granted, by lapse of time, the exercise 
of the Mayor's discretion, or otherwise, said 
grantee, its successors or assigns, shall remove said 
iron hood without cost or expense of any kind 
whatsoever to the City of Chicago; provided that in 
the event of the failure, neglect or refusal on the 
part of said grantee, its successors or assigns, to re- 
move said iron hood when directed so to do, the 
City of Chicago may proceed to do said work and 
charge the expense thereof to said grantee. 

Section 4. At the expiration of the privileges 
herein granted, upon the revocation by the Mayor 
of the permission and authority herein granted, or 
upon repeal of this ordinance, said grantee, its suc- 
cessors or assigns, shall forthwith remove said iron 
hood to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of 
Public Works unless this ordinance shall be re- 
newed. 

Section 5. No work shall be done under the 
authority of this ordinance until a permit author- 
izing same shall have been issued by the Superin- 
tendent of Compensation, and no permit shall issue 
until the grantee herein shall execute to the City of 
Chicago a good and sufficient bond in the penal sum 
of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) with sureties 
to be approved by the Mayor, conditioned upon the 
faithful observance and performance of all and 
singular the conditions and provisions of this ordi- 
nance, and conditioned further to indemnify, keep 
and save harmless the City of Chicago against all 
liabilities, judgments, costs, damages and expenses 
which may in any wise come against said city in 
consequence of the granting of this ordinance, or 
which may accrue against, be charged to or recov- 
ered from said city from or by reason or on account 
of the passage of this ordinance, or from or by rea- 
son or on account of any act or thing done by the 
grantee herein by virtue of the authority herein 
granted. Said bond and the liability of the sureties 
thereon shall be kept in force throughout the life 
of this ordinance and if at any time during the life 



of this ordinance such bond shall not be in full 
force, then the privileges herein granted shall be 
terminated, but the grantee shall, nevertheless, re- 
main liable to the City of Chicago for the compen- 
sation due until the expiration or repeal of this or- 
dinance. 

Section 6. The said grantee agrees to pay to the 
City of Chicago as compensation for said iron hood 
the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per annum, 
payable annually in advance, the first payment to 
be made as of the date of August 14, 1939, and each 
succeeding payment annually thereafter; provided 
that if default is made in the payment of any of the 
installments of compensation herein provided for, 
the privileges herein granted may be immediately 
terminated under the powers reserved to the Mayor 
or City Council by Section 2 hereof, and thereupon 
this ordinance shall become null and void. Any 
termination by the city for default in payment of 
compensation as provided for by this Section shall 
not release the grantee from liability for the com- 
pensation due up to and including the date of such 
termination. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage, provided the 
grantee herein files its written acceptance of this 
ordinance and the bond hereinabove provided for 
with the City Clerk within sixty (60) days after the 
passage and approval hereof. 



The First National Bank of Chicago: Switch Track. 

On motion of Alderman Hartnett the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries, Streets and Alleys on 
an ordinance for a grant of permission and authority 
to The First National Bank of Chicago to maintain and 
operate an existing switch track, deferred and pub- 
lished October 30, 1939, page 1139. 

Alderman Hartnett moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance, with compensation as fixed 
by the Committee on Compensation [printed in Pam- 
phlet No. 38]. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority be and 
the same are hereby given and granted to The First 
National Bank of Chicago, a corporation, its succes- 
sors and assigns, to maintain and operate as now 
constructed a railroad switch track connecting with 
the existing tracks of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. 
Paul & Pacific Railway in N. Kingsbury street at the 
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a northwesterly direction on a curve along and 
across N. Kingsbury street to a point on the west- 
erly line thereof ninety (90) feet northwesterly of 
the north line of W. North avenue, as shown in yel- 
low on blue print hereto attached, which for greater 
certainty is hereby made a part of this ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and authority herein 
granted shall cease and determine twenty (20) 
years from and after June 18, 1937, and this ordi- 
nance shall at anytime before the expiration thereof 
be subject to modification, amendment or repeal 
without the consent of the grantee herein, and in 
case of repeal all the privileges hereby granted 
shall thereupon cease and determine. In the event 
of the termination of the authority or privileges 
hereby granted by the repeal of this ordinance, the 
grantee by the filing of the written acceptance here- 
inafter mentioned, shall be understood as consent- 
ing that the city shall retain all money it shall 
have previously received from said grantee under 
the provisions of this ordinance, said money to be 
considered and treated as compensation for the au- 
thority, permission and privileges enjoyed from 
the date of the passage of this ordinance until such 
repeal. 

By the filing of the written acceptance of this 
ordinance hereinafter provided for, said grantee 
hereby agrees to elevate at its own expense and 
without any expense, damage or liability to the 
City of Chicago of any kind whatsoever, the switch 
track herein authorized, upon notice so to do from 
the Commissioner of Public Works, or failing so 
to do, shall within sixty (60) days after being 
notified to that effect by the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works, remove the switch track herein re- 
ferred to. Said switch track if elevated, shall be 
elevated under the direction and supervision and 
to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, and the construction and material used in 
the elevation of said switch track shall be of the 
same character as that used in the construction 
of the main tracks with which said track con- 
nects. 

Section 3. During the life of this ordinance the 
grantee herein shall keep such portion of said 
street as occupied by said switch track in good 
condition and repair and safe for public travel, to 
the satisfaction and approval of the Commissioner 
of Public Works. At the termination of the rights 
and privileges herein granted, by expiration of 
time or otherwise, the said grantee shall forth- 
with restore such portion of said street occupied 
by said switch track to a condition safe for pub- 
lic travel, similar to the remaining portion of said 
street in the same block, to the satisfaction and 
approval of the Commissioner of Public Works. If 
said grantee shall fail to restore said street at the 
termination of said privileges, then the work shall 
be done by the City of Chicago, and the cost and 
expense of doing such work shall be paid by the 
said grantee. 

Section 4. The operation and maintenance of 
the switch track herein provided for shall be sub- 
ject to all existing ordinances of the City of Chi- 
cago now in force or which may hereafter be in 
force relating to the use and operation of switch 
tracks and railroad tracks, and the construction 
and maintenance thereof shall be under the super- 
vision and to the satisfaction of the Commissioner 
of Public Works. 

Section 5. The said grantee agrees to pay to the 
City of Chicago as compensation for said switch 



track, the sum of two hundred dollars ($200.00) 
per annum, payable annually in advance, the first 
payment to be made as of the date of June 18, 
1937, and each succeeding payment annually 
thereafter, provided that if default is made in 
the payment of any of the installments of com- 
pensation herein provided for, the privileges herein 
granted may be immediately revoked by the Mayor, 
or this ordinance may be repealed by the City 
Council under the powers reserved in Section two 
(2) hereof, and thereupon this ordinance shall be- 
come null and void. 

Section 6. Before doing any work under and by 
virtue of the authority herein granted, said grantee 
shall execute a bond to the City of Chicago in the 
penal sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00), 
with sureties to be approved by the Mayor, con- 
ditioned upon the faithful observance and per- 
formance of all and singular the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance; and conditioned fur- 
ther to indemnify, keep and save harmless the City 
of Chicago against all liabilities, judgments, costs, 
damages and expenses which may in any wise come 
against said City in consequence of the granting 
of this ordinance, or which may accrue against, be 
charged to or recovered from said City from or by 
reason or on account of the passage of this ordi- 
nance, or from or by reason or on account of any 
act or thing done by the grantee herein by virtue 
of the authority herein granted. Said bond and 
the liability of the sureties thereon shall be kept 
in full force throughout the life of this ordinance, 
and if at any time during the life of this ordinance 
such bond shall not be in full force, then the privi- 
lege herein granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage, provided 
that a written acceptance of this ordinance and 
the bond hereinabove provided for shall be filed 
with the City Clerk within sixty (60) days after 
the passage of this ordinance. 



The Glidden Co.: Proposed Covered Bridge 
(Passageway). 

On motion of Alderman Hartnett the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries, Streets and Alleys on 
an ordinance for a grant of permission and authority 
to The Glidden Company to construct and maintain 
a covered bridge or passageway, deferred and pub- 
lished October 30, 1939, page 1139. 

Alderman Hartnett moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance, with compensation as fixed 
by the Committee on Compensation [printed in Pam- 
phlet No. 38]. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Kiley, Cul- 
lerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, Grealis, Young, 
Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — Alderman Walsh — 1. 



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The following is said ordinance as passed: 

: Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority be and 
the same are hereby given and granted to The Glid- 
den Company, a corporation, its successors and as- 
signs, to construct and maintain a covered bridge or 
passageway over and across N. Laramie avenue one 
hundred seventeen (117) feet north of the north 
line of W. Moffat street. Said covered bridge or 
passageway shall be constructed of incombustible 
material; shall not exceed six (6) feet, six (6) 
inches in width nor seven (7) feet in height and 
shall be twenty-four (24) feet, six (6) inches above 
the street grade at this location. Said covered bridge 
Or passageway shall contain an eighteen-inch belt 
conveyor, a five-inch steam line and a three-inch 
return steam line, and conduits for the conveyance 
of electricity between the buildings or equipment 
of the grantee located on both sides of N. Laramie 
avenue at that point, the location and construction 
of the said covered bridge or passageway to be sub- 
stantially as shown on blue print hereto attached, 
which for greater certainty is hereby made a part 
of this ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and authority herein 
granted shall cease and determine ten (10) years 
from and after the date of the passage of this or- 
dinance, or may be revoked at any time prior 
thereto by the Mayor in his discretion without the 
consent of the grantee herein named. This ordi- 
nance shall also be subject to amendment, modi- 
fication or repeal at any time without the consent 
of the said grantee and in case of such repeal all 
the privileges herein granted shall thereupon 
cease and determine. In the event of the termina- 
tion, revocation, amendment or modification of the 
authority or privileges hereby granted, by lapse 
of time, the exercise of the Mayor's discretion, or 
the exercise by the City Council of the powers 
above reserved, the grantee by the filing of the 
written acceptance hereinafter provided for, shall 
be understood as consenting that the city shall re- 
tain all money it shall have previously received 
from said grantee under the provisions of this 
ordinance, said money to be considered and treated 
as compensation for the authority, permission and 
privileges enjoyed from the date of the passage 
of this ordinance until such action by the Mayor 
or City Council as the case may be. 

Section 3. In case of the termination of the 
privileges herein granted, by lapse of time, the 
exercise of the Mayor's discretion, or otherwise, 
said grantee, its successors or assigns, shall remove 
said covered bridge or passageway without cost 
or expense of any kind whatsoever to the City of 
Chicago; provided that in the event of the failure, 
neglect or refusal on the part of said grantee, its 
successors or assigns, to remove said covered bridge 
or passageway when directed so to do, the City of 
Chicago may proceed to do said work and charge 
the expense thereof to said grantee. 

Section 4. At the expiration of the privileges 
herein granted upon the revocation by the Mayor 
of the permission and authority herein granted, or 
upon repeal of this ordinance, said grantee, its suc- 
cessors or assigns, shall forthwith remove said cov- 
ered bridge or passageway to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioner of Public Works unless this ordi- 
nance shall be renewed. 

Section 5. No worl^ shall be done under the 
authority of this ordinance until a permit authoriz- 



ing same shall have been issued by the Superinten- 
dent of Compensation, and no permit shall issue 
until the grantee herein shall execute to the City of 
Chicago a good and sufficient bond in the penal sum 
of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) with sureties 
to be approved by the Mayor, conditioned upon the 
faithful observance and performance of all and 
singular the conditions and provisions of this ordi- 
nance, and conditioned further to indemnify, keep 
and save harmless the City of Chicago against all 
liabilities, judgments, costs, damages and expenses 
which may in any wise come against said city in 
consequence of the granting of this ordinance, or 
which may accrue against, be charged to or recov- 
ered from said city from or by reason or on account 
of the passage of this ordinance, or from or by rea- 
son or on account of any act or thing done by the 
grantee herein by virtue of the authority herein 
granted. Said bond and the liability of the sureties 
thereon shall be kept in force throughout the life 
of this ordinance and if at any time during the life 
of this ordinance such bond shall not be in full 
force, then the privileges herein granted shall be 
terminated, but the grantee shall, nevertheless, re- 
main liable to the City of Chicago for the compen- 
sation due until the expiration or repeal of this or- 
dinance. 

Section 6. The said grantee agrees to pay to the 
City of Chicago as compensation for said covered 
bridge or passageway the sum of two hundred dol- 
lars ($200.00) per annum, payable annually in ad- 
vance, the first payment to be m.ade as of the date 
of the passage of this ordinance, and each succeed- 
ing payment annually thereafter; provided that if 
default is made in the payment of any of the in- 
stallments of compensation herein provided for, the 
privileges herein granted may be immediately ter- 
minated under the powers reserved to the Mayor 
or City Council by Section 2 hereof, and thereupon 
this ordinance shall become null and void. Any 
termination by the city for default in payment of 
compensation as provided for by this Section shall 
not release the grantee from liability for the com- 
pensation due up to and including the date of such 
termination. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage, provided the 
grantee herein files its written acceptance of this 
ordinance and the bond hereinabove provided for 
with the City Clerk within sixty (60) days after 
the passage and approval hereof. 



Hirschfield Building Corp.: Vault. 

On motion of Alderman Hartnett the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries, Streets and Alleys on 
an ordinance for a grant of permission and authority 
to the Hirschfield Building Corporation to maintain 
and use an existing vault, deferred and published 
October 30, 1939, page 1139. 

Alderman Hartnett moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance, with compensation as fixed 
by the Committee on Compensation [printed in Pam- 
phlet No. 38]. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 



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Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority be and 
the same are hereby given and granted to Hirsch- 
field Building Corporation, a corporation, its suc- 
cessors and assigns, to maintain and use an existing 
vault not exceeding one hundred twenty-three and 
one-half (1231/2) feet in length, ten (10) feet in 
width nor fifteen (15) feet in depth under the sur- 
face of the ten-foot public alley and under that 
portion of S. Wells street between the present curb 
line and the west line of S. Wells street adjoining 
the premises known as Nos. 540-544 S. Wells street. 

Section 2. The permission and authority herein 
granted shall cease and determine ten (10) years 
from and after July 6, 1939, or may be re- 
voked at any time prior thereto by the Mayor 
in his discretion without the consent of the grantee 
herein named. This ordinance shall also be 
subject to amendment, modification or repeal at 
any time without the consent of the said grantee 
and in case of such repeal all the privileges 
herein granted shall thereupon cease and deter- 
mine. In the event of the revocation, amendment, 
modification or repeal of the authority or privileges 
herein granted, or the termination by lapse of time, 
the exercise of the Mayor's discretion, or the exer- 
cise by the City Council of the powers above re- 
served, the grantee, by the filing of the written 
acceptance hereinafter provided for, shall be un- 
derstood as consenting that the city shall retain all 
money it shall have previously received under the 
provisions of this ordinance from said grantee, said 
money to be considered and treated as compensa- 
tion for the authority, permission and privileges 
enjoyed from the date of the passage of this ordi- 
nance until such action by the Mayor or City Coun- 
cil as the case may be. 

Section 3. At the expiration of this ordinance, 
the vault herein authorized shall be removed unless 
the authority therefor is renewed. If said vault shall 
be removed the space where the same shall have 
been located shall be filled up and the pavement 
over the same restored to a condition similar to the 
balance of the street and alley in the same block 
to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works, at the sole expense of the grantee herein, 
without cost or expense of any kind whatsoever to 
the City of Chicago, provided that in the event the 
said grantee shall refuse or neglect to fill up said 
vault when so ordered to do, and to restore the 
pavement over said space, said work shall be done 
by the City of Chicago and the cost thereof charged 
to the grantee herein. Said grantee shall do no per- 
manent injury to the said street and alley or in any 
way interfere with any public cable, wire, pipe or 
conduit therein, and shall not open or incumber 
more of said street and alley than shall be necessary 
to enable it to proceed with advantage in excavat- 
ing said vault and constructing foundations and 



walls. No permit shall be issued allowing any 
work to be done in and about the construction of 
said vault until plans and specifications of the same 
shall have been submitted to and approved by the 
Commissioner of Public Works. A copy of said plans 
shall at all times remain on file in the office of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 4. The said grantee agrees to pay to the 
City of Chicago as compensation for said vault the 
sum of one hundred dollars ($100.00) per annum, 
payable annually, in advance, the first payment to 
be made as of the date of July 6, 1939, and 
each succeeding payment annually thereafter; 
provided, that if default is made in the pay- 
ment of any of the installments of compensa- 
tion herein provided for, the privileges herein 
granted may be terminated under the powers re- 
served to the Mayor or City Council by Section 2 
hereof, and thereupon this ordinance shall become 
null and void. Any termination by the city for de- 
fault in payment of compensation, as provided for 
by this Section, shall not release the grantee from 
liability for the compensation due up to and includ- 
ing the date of such termination. 

Section 5. During the life of this ordinance the 
grantee herein, its successors or assigns, shall at all 
times keep the surface of the street and alley over 
the said vault in a condition satisfactory to the 
Commissioner of Public Works and safe for public 
travel. 

Section 6. No work shall be done under the 
authority of this ordinance until a permit author- 
izing same shall have issued by the Superinten- 
dent of Compensation and no permit shall issue 
until the grantee herein shall execute to the City 
of Chicago a good and sufficient bond in the penal 
sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) with 
sureties to be approved by the Mayor, conditioned 
upon the faithful observance and performance of 
all and singular the conditions and provisions of 
this ordinance, and conditioned further to indem- 
nify, keep and save harmless the City of Chicago 
against all liabilities, judgments, costs, damages 
and expenses which may in any way come against 
said city in consequence of the granting of this or- 
dinance, or which may accrue against, be charged 
to or recovered from said city from or by reason or 
on account of any act or thing done by the grantee 
herein by virtue of the authority herein granted. 
Said bond and the liability of the sureties thereon 
shall be kept in force throughout the life of this 
ordinance and if at any time during the life of this 
ordinance such bond shall not be in full force, then 
the privileges herein granted shall be terminated, 
but the grantee herein shall, nevertheless, remain 
liable to the City of Chicago for the compensation 
due until the expiration or repeal of this ordinance. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage; provided the 
said grantee shall file its written acceptance of this 
ordinance and the bond hereinabove provided for 
with the City Clerk within sixty (60) days after 
the passage and approval hereof. 



Joseph E. Korshak (Illinois State Pawners Assn.): 
Ornamental Clock. 

On motion of Alderman Hartnett the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries, Streets and Alleys on 
an ordinance for a grant of permission and authority 
to Joseph E. Korshak (Illinois State Pawners Asso- 



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elation) to maintain an existing ornamental clock, de- 
ferred and published October 30, 1939, page 1139. 

Alderman Hartnett moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance, without compensation, as 
recommended by the Committee on Compensation 
[printed in Pamphlet No. 38]. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority be and 
the same are hereby given and granted to Joseph 
E. Korshak, doing business as the Illinois State 
Pawners Association, his heirs, executors and as- 
signs, to maintain as now constructed an orna- 
mental clock securely and properly attached to the 
building known as No. 140 N. Dearborn street, or 
the southwest corner of N. Dearborn and W. Ran- 
dolph streets. Said clock shall not exceed five (5) 
feet in height, nor extend more than two (2) feet 
beyond the face of the building, and the lowest por- 
tion of same shall be not less than twelve (12) feet 
above the surface of the sidewalk at that point. 

Section 2. The permission and authority herein 
granted shall cease and determine ten (10) years 
from and after October 18, 1939, or may be revoked 
at any time prior thereto by the Mayor in his dis- 
cretion without the consent of the grantee herein 
named. This ordinance shall also be subject to 
amendment, modification or repeal at any time 
without the consent of the said grantee and in case 
of such repeal all the privileges herein granted 
shall thereupon cease and determine. In case of the 
termination of the privileges herein granted, by 
lapse of time or by the exercise of the Mayor's dis- 
cretion, the grantee shall remove said clock with- 
out cost or expense of any kind whatsoever to the 
City of Chicago, under the supervision and to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of Public Works. 
In the event of the failure, neglect or refusal on the 
part of the said grantee to remove said clock at the 
termination of said privilege, then the work shall 
be done by the City of Chicago and the cost and ex- 
pense of same charged to the said grantee. 

Section 3. No work shall be done under the 
authority of this ordinance until a permit authoriz- 
ing same shall have been issued by the Superin- 
tendent of Compensation, and no permit shall issue 
until the grantee herein shall execute to the City of 
Chicago a good and sufficient bond in the penal suin 
of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) with sureties 
to be approved by the Mayor, conditioned upon the 
faithful observance and performance of all and 
singular the conditions and provisions of this ordi- 
nance and conditioned further to indemnify, keep 
and save harmless the City of Chicago against all 



liabilities, judgments, costs, damages and expenses 
which may in any wise come against said city in 
consequence of the granting of this ordinance, or 
which may accrue against, be charged to or recov- 
ered from said city from or by reason or on account 
of any act or thing done by the grantee herein by 
virtue of the authority herein granted. Said bond 
and the liability of the sureties thereon shall be 
kept in force throughout the life of this ordinance, 
and if at any time during the life of this ordinance 
such bond shall not be in full force, then the privi- 
leges herein granted shall be terminated. 

Section 4. During the life of this ordinance the 
grantee herein shall at all times maintain said clock 
in a manner satisfactory to the Commissioner of 
Public Works. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take effect anu 
be in force from and after its passage, provided the 
said grantee files his written acceptance of this ordi- 
nance, together with the bond hereinabove pro- 
vided for with the City Clerk within sixty (60) 
days after the passage of this ordinance. 



Isadora M. Krachock: Driveways. 

On motion of Alderman Hartnett the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries, Streets and Alleys on 
an order for issuance of a permit to Isadore M. Kra- 
chock to construct and maintain two driveways, de- 
ferred and published October 30, 1939, pages 
1139-1140. 

Alderman Hartnett moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Isadore M. Krachock to construct and maintain two 
driveways across the sidewalk, one 25 feet wide on 
the east side of N. Cicero avenue, and one 35 feet 
wide on W. Race avenue, adjoining the premises 
known as No. 515 N. Cicero avenue; said permit 
to be issued and the work therein authorized to be 
done in accordance with the ordinances of the City 
of Chicago, governing the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. 



La Salle Street Buildings, Inc.: Ornamental Clock. 

On motion of Alderman Hartnett the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries, Streets and Alleys on 
an ordinance for a grant of permission and authority 
to the La Salle Street Buildings, Incorporated, to 
maintain and use an existing ornamental clock, de- 
ferred and published October 30, 1939, page 1140. 

Alderman Hartnett moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance, without compensation, as 
recommended by the Committee on Compensation 
[printed in Pamphlet No. 38]. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 



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Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority be and 
the same are hereby given and granted to the 
La Salle Street Buildings, Inc., a corporation, its 
successors and assigns, to maintain as now con- 
structed an ornamental clock securely and properly 
attached to the building known as the southeast 
corner of W. Washington and N. La Salle streets. 
Said clock shall not exceed nine (9) feet in height, 
nor extend more than nine (9) feet beyond the face 
of the building, and the lowest portion of same shall 
be not less than forty-one (41) feet above the 
surface of the sidewalk at that point. 

Section 2. The permission and authority herein 
granted shall cease and determine ten (10) years 
from and after October 31, 1939, or may be revoked 
at any time prior thereto by the Mayor in his dis- 
cretion without the consent of the grantee herein 
named. This ordinance shall also be subject to 
amendment, modification or repeal at any time 
without the consent of the sa;d grantee and in case 
of such repeal all the privileges herein granted 
shall thereupon cease and determine. In case of the 
termination of the privileges herein granted, by 
lapse of time or by the exercise of the Mayor's dis- 
cretion, the grantee shall remove said clock with- 
out cost or expense of any kind whatsoever to the 
City of Chicago, under the supervision and to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of Public Works. 
In the event of the failure, neglect or refusal on the 
part of the said grantee to remove said clock at the 
termination of said privilege, then the work shall 
be done by the City of Chicago and the cost and ex- 
pense of same charged to the said grantee. 

Section 3. No work shall be done under the 
authority of this ordinance until a permit authoriz- 
ing same shall have been issued by the Superin- 
tendent of Compensation, and no permit shall issue 
until the grantee herein shall execute to the City 
of Chicago a good and sufficient bond in the penal 
sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) with sure- 
ties to be approved by the Mayor, conditioned upon 
the faithful observance and performance of all and 
singular the conditions and provisions of this ordi- 
nance and conditioned further to indemnify, keep 
and save harmless the City of Chicago against all 
liabilities, judgm.ents, costs, damages and expenses 
which may in any wise come against said city in 
consequence of the granting of this ordinance, or 
which may accrue against, be charged to or re- 
covered from said city from or by reason or on 
account of any act or thing done by the grantee 
herein by virtue of the authority herein granted. 
Said bond and the liability of the sureties thereon 
shall be kept in force throughout the life of this 
ordinance, and if at any time during the life of this 
ordinance such bond shall not be in full force, then 
the privileges herein granted shall be terminated. 



Section 4. During the life of this ordinance the 
grantee herein shall at all times maintain said clock 
in a manner satisfactory to the Commissioner of 
Public Works. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage, provided the 
said grantee files its written acceptance of this ordi- 
nance, together with the bond hereinabove pro- 
vided for with the City Clerk within sixty (60) 
days after the passage of this ordinance. 



Methe-Wolf Co.: Permission to Use Space in S. Blue 
Island Av. 

On motion of Alderman Hartnett the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries, Streets and Alleys on 
an application of the Methe-Wolf Company for a lease 
of space in S. Blue Island avenue, deferred and pub- 
lished October 30, 1939, page 1140. 

Alderman Hartnett moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Dufi'y, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

iVays— None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of Compensa- 
tion be and he is hereby authorized to issue a per- 
mit to the Methe-Wolf Company to use the space 
between the sidewalk and lot line, namely, eight 
(8) feet of parkway along the southerly side of S. 
Blue Island avenue from the east line of S. Paulina 
street northeasterly a distance of five hundred 
(500) feet, for a period of three (3) years from 
June 18, 1939, at an annual compensation of two 
hundred forty dollars ($240.00), payable annually, 
in advance, said permit subject to revocation upon 
thirty (30) days' notice, in writing, or may be re- 
voked by the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 



Samuel L. Speise (Speise Lumber and Coal Co.): 
Switch Track. 

On motion of Alderman Hartnett the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries, Streets and Alleys on 
an ordinance for a grant of permission and authority 
to Samuel L. Speise (Speise Lumber and Coal Com- 
pany) to maintain and operate an existing switch 
track, deferred and published October 30, 1939, page 
1140. 

Alderman Hartnett moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance, with compensation as fixed 
by the Committee on Compensation [printed in Pam- 
phlet No. 38]. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows; 



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Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, CuUerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority be and 
the same are hereby given and granted to Samuel 
L. Speise, doing business as the Speise Lumber and 
Coal Company, his heirs, executors and assigns to 
maintain and operate as now constructed a railroad 
. switch track over and across N. Sayre avenue from 
a point on the east line thereof forty-two (42) feet 
north of the north line of W. Belden avenue to a 
point on the west line thereof fifty-five (55) feet 
north of the north line of W. Belden avenue, as 
shown in red on blue print hereto attached, which 
for greater certainty is hereby made a part of this 
ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and authority herein 
granted shall cease and determine twenty (20) 
years from and after October 28, 1939, and this 
ordinance shall at any time before the expiration 
thereof be subject to modification, amendment or 
repeal without the consent of the grantee herein, 
and in case of repeal all the privileges hereby 
granted shall thereupon cease and determine. In 
the event of the termination of the authority or 
privileges hereby granted by the repeal of this or- 
dinance, the grantee by the filing of the written 
acceptance hereinafter mentioned, shall be under- 
stood as consenting that the city shall retain all 
money it shall have previously received from said 
grantee under the provisions of this ordinance, said 
money to be considered and treated as compensa- 
tion for the authority, permission and privileges 
enjoyed from the date of the passage of this ordi- 
nance until such repeal. 

By the filing of the written acceptance of this 
ordinance hereinafter provided for, said grantee 
hereby agrees to elevate at its own expense and 
without any expense, damage or liability to the 
City of Chicago of any kind whatsoever, the switch 
track herein authorized, upon notice so to do from 
the Commissioner of Public Works, or failing so to 
do, shall within sixty (60) days after being noti- 
fied to that effect by the Commissioner of Public 
Works, remove the switch track herein referred to. 
Said switch track, if elevated, shall be elevated 
under the direction and supervision and to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of Public Works, 
and the construction and material used in the ele- 
vation of said switch track shall be of the same 
character as that used in the construction of the 
main tracks with which said track connects. 

Section 3. During the life of this ordinance the 
grantee herein shall keep such portion of said 
street as occupied by said switch track in good con- 
dition and repair and safe for public travel, to the 
satisfaction and approval of the Commissioner of 
Public Works. At the termination of the rights and 
privileges herein granted, by expiration of time or 
otherwise, the said grantee shall forthwith restore 
such portion of said street occupied by said switch 
track to a condition safe for public travel, similar 



to the remaining portion of said street in the same 
block, to the satisfaction and approval of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. If said grantee shall 
fail to restore said street at the termination of said 
privileges, then the work shall be done by the City 
of Chicago, and the cost and expense of doing such 
work shall be paid by the said grantee. 

Section 4. The operation and maintenance of the 
switch track herein provided for shall be subject 
to all existing ordinances of the City of Chicago 
now in force or which may hereafter be in force 
relating to the use and operation of switch tracks 
and railroad tracks, and the construction and main- 
tenance thereof shall be under the supervision and 
to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Section 5. The said grantee agrees to pay to the 
City of Chicago as compensation for said switch 
track, the sum of two hundred dollars ($200.00) 
per annum, payable annually in advance, the first 
payment to be made as of the date of October 28, 
1939, and each succeeding payment annually there- 
after, provided that if default is made in the pay- 
ment of any of the installments of compensation 
herein provided for, the privileges herein granted 
may be immediately revoked by the Mayor, or this 
ordinance may be repealed by the City Council 
under the powers reserved in Section two (2) 
hereof, and thereupon this ordinance shall become 
null and void. 

Section 6. Before doing any work under and by 
virtue of the authority herein granted, said grantee 
shall execute a bond to the City of Chicago in the 
penal sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00), 
with sureties to be approved by the Mayor, con- 
ditioned upon the faithful observance and per- 
formance of all and singular the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance; and conditioned fur- 
ther to indemnify, keep and save harmless the City 
of Chicago against all liabilities, judgments, costs, 
damages and expenses which may in any wise come 
against said City in consequence of the granting 
of this ordinance, or which may accrue against, be 
charged to or recovered from said City from or by 
reason or on account of the passage of this ordi- 
nance, or from or by reason or on account of any 
act or thing done by the grantee herein by virtue 
of the authority herein granted. Said bond and the 
liability of the sureties thereon shall be kept in full 
force throughout the life of this ordinance, and if 
at any time during the life of this ordinance such 
bond shall not be in full force, then the privilege 
herein granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage, provided 
that a written acceptance of this ordinance and the 
bond hereinabove provided for shall be filed with 
the City Clerk within sixty (60) days after the 
passage of this ordinance. 



University of Chicago: Steam Conduit, and Electric 

and Pneumatic Tube Services, with 

Manholes and Covers. 

On motion of Alderman Hartnett the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries, Streets and Alleys 
on an ordinance for a grant of permission and author- 
ity to the University of Chicago to maintain and use 
an existing steam conduit, and electric and pneumatic 
tube services, with manholes and covers, deferred and 
published October 30, 1939, page 1140. 



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Alderman Hartnett moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance, with compensation as fixed 
by the Committee on Compensation [printed in 
Pamphlet No. 38]. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnensch'ein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority be 
and the same are hereby given and granted to 
the University of Chicago, a corporation, its suc- 
cessors and assigns, to maintain and use as now 
constructed a steam conduit and electric and pneu- 
matic tube services under and across S. Drexel 
avenue at a point twenty-two (22) feet north of 
the north line of E. 59th street, together with the 
necessary manholes and covers. 

Section 2. The permission and authority herein 
granted shall cease and determine ten (10) years 
from and after November 27, 1939, or may be re- 
voked at any time prior thereto by the Mayor in 
his discretion without the consent of the grantee 
herein named. This ordinance shall also be sub- 
ject to amendment, modification or repeal at any 
time without the consent of the said grantee and 
in case of such repeal all the privileges herein 
granted shall thereupon cease and determine. In 
the event of the revocation, amendment, modifica- 
tion or repeal of the authority or privileges herein 
granted, or the termination by lapse of time, the 
exercise of the Mayor's discretion, or the exercise 
by the City Council of the powers above reserved, 
the grantee, by the filing of the written acceptance 
hereinafter provided for, shall be understood as 
consenting that the city sliall retain all money it 
shall have previously received under the provi- 
sions of this ordinance from said grantee, said 
money to be considered and treated as compensa- 
tion for the authority, permission and privileges 
enjoyed from the date of the passage of this ordi- 
nance until such action by the Mayor or City 
Council as the case may be. 

Section 3. At the expiration of this ordinance, 
the privileges herein authorized shall be removed 
unless the authority therefor is renewed. If said 
conduits shall be removed the space where the same 
shall have been located shall be filled up and the 
pavement over the same restored to a condition 
similar to the balance of the street in the same 
block to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of 
Public Works, at the sole expense of the grantee 
herein, without cost or expense of any kind what- 
soever to the City of Chicago, provided that in the 
event the said grantee shall refuse or neglect to 
remove said conduit when so ordered to do, and to 
restore the pavement over said space, said work 
shall be done by the City of Chicago and the cost 
thereof charged to the grantee herein. Said 
grantee shall do no permanent injury to the said 



street or in any way interfere with any public 
cable, wire, pipe or conduit therein, and shall not 
open or incumber more of said street than shall be 
necessary to enable it to proceed with advantage 
in installing said conduits and constructing founda- 
tions and walls. No permit shall be issued allow- 
ing any work to be done in and about the installa- 
tion of said conduits until plans and specifications 
of the same shall have been submitted to and 
approved by the Commissioner of Public Works. 
A copy of said plans shall at all times remain on 
file in the office of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Section 4. The said grantee agrees to pay to 
the City of Chicago as compensation for said con- 
duits the sum of ten dollars ($10.00), payable in 
advance, the said payment to be made as of the 
date of November 27, 1939. 

Section 5. During the life of this ordinance the 
grantee herein, its successors or assigns, shall at all 
times keep the surface of the street over the said 
conduits in a condition satisfactory to the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and safe for public 
travel. 

Section 6. No work shall be done under the 
authority of this ordinance until a permit author- 
izing same shall have been issued by the Superin- 
tendent of Compensation and no permit shall issue 
until the grantee herein shall execute to the City 
of Chicago a good and sufficient bond in the penal 
sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00), with 
sureties to be approved by the Mayor, conditioned 
upon the faithful observance and performance of 
all and singular the conditions and provisions of 
this ordinance, and conditioned further to indem- 
nify, keep and save harmless the City of Chicago 
against all liabilities, judgments, costs, damages 
and expenses which may in any way come against 
said city in consequence of the granting of this 
ordinance, or which may accrue against, be charged 
to or recovered from said city from or by reason 
or on account of any act or thing done by the 
grantee herein by virtue of the authority herein 
granted. Said bond and the liability of the sure- 
ties thereon shall be kept in force throughout the 
life of this ordinance and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinance such bond shall not be in full 
force, then the privileges herein granted shall be 
terminated, but the grantee herein shall, neverthe- 
less, remain liable to the City of Chicago for the 
compensation due until the expiration or repeal of 
this ordinance. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage; provided 
the said grantee shall file its written acceptance 
of this ordinance and the bond hereinabove pro- 
vided for with the City Clerk within sixty (60) 
days after the passage and approval hereof. 



University of Chicago: Electrical Conduits (with 
Manhole and Covers). 

On motion of Alderman Hartnett the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries, Streets and Alleys on 
an ordinance for a grant of permission and authority 
to the University of Chicago to maintain and use exist- 
ing electrical conduits with manhole and covers, de- 
ferred and published October 30, 1939, page 1141. 

Alderman Hartnett moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance, with compensation as fixed 
by the Committee on Compensation [printed in 
Pamphlet No. 38]. 



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The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority be 
and the same are hereby given and granted to the 
University of Chicago, a corporation, its successors 
and assigns, to maintain and use as now constructed 
an eight (8) duct electrical conduit beginning at 
the southeast corner of E. 58th street and S. Uni- 
versity avenue; thence west under and across S. 
University avenue; thence north under and along 
the west side of S. University avenue to a point 
one hundred ninety-five (195) feet north of the 
north line of E. 58th street; thence west into pri- 
vate property. 

Permission and authority are also given and 
granted to the said grantee to maintain and use as 
now constructed a six (6) duct electrical conduit 
beginning at the northeast corner of E. 59th street 
and S. Ellis avenue; thence north under and along 
the east side of S. Ellis avenue to a point eighty 
(80) feet north of the north line of E. 59th street. 

Permission and authority are also given and 
granted to the said grantee to maintain and use as 
now constructed an eight (8) duct electrical con- 
duit beginning at the northwest corner of E. 59th 
street and S. Ellis avenue; thence north under and 
along the west side of S. Ellis avenue to a point 
one hundred forty (140) feet south of the south line 
of E. 58th street, together with the necessary man- 
holes and covers. 

Section 2. The permission and authority herein 
granted shall cease and determine ten (10) years 
from and after November 27, 1939, or may be re- 
voked at any time prior thereto by the Mayor in 
his discretion without the consent of the grantee 
herein named. This ordinance shall also be sub- 
ject to amendment, modification or repeal at any 
time without the consent of the said grantee and 
in case of such repeal all the privileges herein 
granted shall thereupon cease and determine. In 
the event of the revocation, amendment, modifica- 
tion or repeal of the authority or privileges herein 
granted, or the termination by lapse of time, the 
exercise of the Mayor's discretion, or the exercise 
by the City Council of the powers above reserved, 
the grantee, by the filing of the written acceptance 
hereinafter provided for, shall be understood as 
* consenting that the city shall retain all money it 
shall have previously received under the provi- 
sions of this ordinance from said grantee, said 
money to be considered and treated as compensa- 
tion for the authority, permission and privileges 
enjoyed from the date of the passage of this ordi- 
nance until such action by the Mayor or City 
Council as the case may be. 

Section 3. At the expiration of this ordinance, 
the conduits herein authorized shall be removed 



unless the authority therefor is renewed. If said 
conduits shall be removed the space where the 
same shall have been located shall be filled up and 
the pavement over the same restored to a condi- 
tion similar to the balance of the streets in the 
same block to the satisfaction of the Commissioner 
of Public Works, at the sole expense of the grantee 
herein, without cost or expense of any kind what- 
soever to the City of Chicago, provided that in the 
event the said grantee shall refuse or neglect to 
remove said conduits when so ordered to do, and 
to restore the pavement over said space, said work 
shall be done by the City of Chicago and the cost 
thereof charged to the grantee herein. Said 
grantee shall do no permanent injury to the said 
streets or in any way interfere with any public 
cable, wire, pipe or conduit therein, and shall not 
open or incumber more of said streets than shall 
be necessary to enable it to proceed with advan- 
tage in installing said conduits and constructing 
foundations and walls. No permit shall be issued 
allowing any work to be done in and about the 
installation of said conduits until plans and specifi- 
cations of the same shall have been submitted to 
and approved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works. A copy of said plans shall at all times 
remain on file in the office of the Commissioner of 
Public Works. 

Section 4. The said grantee agrees to pay to 
the City of Chicago as compensation for said con- 
duits the sum of ten dollars ($10.00), payable in 
advance, the payment to be made as of the date of 
November 27, 1939. 

Section 5. During the life of this ordinance 
the grantee herein, its successors or assigns, shall 
at all times keep the surface of the streets over the 
said conduits in a condition satisfactory to the 
Commissioner of Public Works and safe for public 
travel. 

Section 6. No work shall be done under the 
authority of this ordinance until a permit author- 
izing same shall have been issued by the Superin- 
tendent of Compensation and no permit shall issue 
until the grantee herein shall execute to the City 
of Chicago a good and sufficient bond in the penal 
sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00), with 
sureties to be approved by the Mayor, conditioned 
upon the faithful observance and performance of 
all and singular the conditions and provisions of 
this ordinance, and conditioned further to in- 
demnify, keep and save harmless the City of Chi- 
cago against all liabilities, judgments, costs, dam- 
ages and expenses which may in any way come 
against said city in consequence of the granting 
of this ordinance, or which may accrue against, be 
charged to or recovered from said city from or by 
reason or on account of any act or thing done by 
the grantee herein by virtue of the authority here- 
in granted. Said bond and the liability of the sure- 
ties thereon shall be kept in force throughout the 
life of this ordinance and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinance such bond shall not be in full 
force, then the privileges herein granted shall be 
terminated, but the grantee herein shall, neverthe- 
less, remain liable to the City of Chicago for the 
compensation due until the expiration or repeal of 
this ordinance. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage; provided 
the said grantee shall file its written acceptance 
of this ordinance and the bond hereinabove pro- 
vided for with the City Clerk within sixty (60) 
days after the passage and appproval hereof. 



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University of Chicago: Conduit. 

On motion of Alderman Hartnett the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries, Streets and Alleys on 
an ordinance for a grant of permission and authority 
to the University of Chicago to maintain and use an 
existing conduit, deferred and published October 30, 
1939, page 1141. 

Alderman Hartnett moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance, with compensation as 
fixed by the Committee on Compensation [printed in 
Pamphlet No. 38]. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duflfy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority be 
and the same are hereby given and granted to the 
University of Chicago, a corporation, its success- 
ors and assigns, to maintain and use an existing 
conduit under and across S. Ellis avenue at a 
point approximately one hundred and thirty-eight 
(138) feet north of the center line of E. 58th street, 
and across the first north-and-south public alley 
west of S. Ellis avenue at a point approximately 
one hundred and forty-five (145) feet north of the 
center line of E. 58th street; said conduit not to 
exceed thirty-one (31) inches in width and twenty- 
six (26) inches in height and to be used for the 
installation of wires for the transmission of elec- 
tricity for light, heat and power between the prem- 
ises of the grantee situated on both sides of S. Ellis 
avenue and said alley at that point. 

Section 2. The permission and authority herein 
granted shall cease and determine ten (10) years 
from and after November 9, 1939, or may be re- 
voked at any time prior thereto by the Mayor in 
his discretion without the consent of the grantee 
herein named. This ordinance shall also be subject 
to amendment, modification or repeal at any time 
without -the consent of the said grantee and in case 
of such repeal all the privileges herein granted 
shall thereupon cease and determine. In the event 
of the revocation, amendment, modification or 
repeal of the authority or privileges herein granted, 
or the termination by lapse of time, the exercise 
of the Mayor's discretion, or the exercise by the 
City Council of the powers above reserved, the 
grantee, by the filing of the written acceptance 
hereinafter provided for, shall be understood as 
consenting that the city shall retain all money it 
shall have previously received under the provisions 
of this ordinance from said grantee, said money 
to be considered and treated as compensation for 
the authority, permission and privileges enjoyed 
from the date of the passage of this ordinance until 
such action by the Mayor or City Council as the 
case may be. 



Section 3. At the expiration of this ordinance, 
the conduit herein authorized shall be removed 
unless the authority therefor is renewed. If said 
conduit shall be removed the space where the same 
shall have been located shall be filled up and the 
pavement over the same restored to a condition 
similar to the balance of the street and alley in the 
same block to the satisfaction of the Commissioner 
of Public Works, at the sole expense of the grantee 
herein, without cost or expense of any kind what- 
soever to the City of Chicago, provided that in the 
event the said grantee shall refuse or neglect to 
remove said conduit when so ordered to do, and to 
restore the pavement over said space, said work 
shall be done by the City of Chicago and the cost 
thereof charged to the grantee herein. Said 
grantee shall do no permanent injury to the said 
street or alley or in any way interfere with any 
public cable, wire, pipe or conduit therein, and 
shall not open or incumber more of said street or 
alley than shall be necessary to enable it to pro- 
ceed with advantage in installing said conduit and 
constructing foundations and walls. No permit 
shall be issued allowing any work to be done in 
and about the installation of said conduit until 
plans and specifications of the same shall have been 
submitted to and approved by the Commissioner of 
Public Works. A copy of said plans shall at all 
times remain on file in the office of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. 

Section 4. The said grantee agrees to pay to the 
City of Chicago as compensation for said conduit 
the sum of ten dollars ($10.00), payable in ad- 
vance, the payment to be made as of the date of 
November 9, 1939. 

Section 5. During the life of this ordinance the 
grantee herein, its successors or assigns, shall at 
all times keep the surface of the street and alley 
over the said conduit in a condition satisfactory to 
the Commissioner of Public Works and safe for 
public travel. 

Section 6. No work shall be done under the 
authority of this ordinance until a permit author- 
izing same shall have been issued by the Super- 
intendent of Compensation and no permit shall 
issue until the grantee herein shall execute to the 
City of Chicago a good and sufficient bond in the 
penal sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) 
with sureties to be approved by the Mayor, condi- 
tioned upon the faithful observance and perform- 
ance of all and singular the conditions and provi- 
sions of this ordinance, and conditioned further to 
indemnify, keep and save harmless the City of 
Chicago against all liabilities, judgments, costs, 
damages and expenses which may in any waj'- come 
against said city in consequence of the granting of 
this ordinance, or which may accrue against, be 
charged to or recovered from said city from or by 
reason or on account of any act or thing done by 
the grantee herein by virtue of the authority herein 
granted. Said bond and the liability of the sure- 
ties thereon shall be kept in force throughout the 
life of this ordinance and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinance such bond shall not be in full 
force, then the privileges herein granted shall be 
terminated, but the grantee herein shall, neverthe- 
less, remain liable to the City of Chicago for the 
compensation due until the expiration or repeal of 
this ordinance. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage; provided 
the said grantee shall file its written acceptance of 
this ordinance and the bond hereinabove provided 
for with the City Clerk within sixty (60) days 
after the passage and approval hereof. 



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November 15, 1939 



Prohibition against "U" Turns in the "Loop" District. 

On motion of Alderman Kells the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Traf3fic and Public Safety on an ordi- 
nance to prohibit "U" turns in the "Loop" district, 
deferred and published October 30, 1939, page 1144. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass the substitute ordinance submitted therewith 
[printed in Pamphlet No. 39]. 

The motion prevailed and said substitute ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — Alderman Crowe — 1. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Municipal Code of Chicago 
be and the same is hereby amended by changing 
Section 27-44 to read as follows: 

"27-44. Limitations on Turning Around. It 
shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle 
to turn such vehicle in any street so as to pro- 
ceed in the opposite direction unless such move- 
ment can be made in safety and without inter- 
fering with other traffic, except that 

it shall be unlawful for the operator of any 

vehicle to turn such vehicle in any street so as 

to proceed in the opposite direction in the 

territory bounded by and including E. and W. 

Lake street on the north, N. and S. Wabash 

avenue on the east, E. and W. Van Buren street 

on the south, and N. and S. Franklin street on 

the west." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 

be in force from and after its passage and due 

publication. 

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 



duty in the vicinity of schools and at street intersec- 
tions in the outlying districts. 



Proposed Provision for the Enforcement of Liens on 

Real Estate for Unpaid Water Bills Made a 

Special Order of Business. 

Alderman Arvey moved that the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on an ordinance for the enforcement 
of liens on real estate for unpaid water bills, deferred 
and pubhshed October 30, 1939, page 1122, be made 
a special order of business for the regular meeting 
to be held on November 29, 1939. 

The motion prevailed. 



Report in Reference to the Assignment of Relief 
Clients to Traffic Patrol Duty. 

Alderman Kells informed the Council that arrange- 
ments had been made with the Commissioner of Re- 
lief for the assignment of 1861 men, in addition to 
timekeepers, from the relief rolls, for traffic patrol 



Presence Noted of Students and Teachers from 
Certain Schools. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, called the 
Council's attention to the presence in the gallery of 
students and teachers from the following schools: 

Students of the Gary School, accompanied by their 
teacher, Mrs. Rechnitzer; 

Students from Manley High School, accompanied by 
their teachers, Miss Green and Miss Jordan; 

Civics Class of Carl Schurz High School, accom- 
panied by their teacher. Miss Ellis. 

The Mayor commended the students and their 
teachers for the interest displayed by them in the 
civic affairs of the city, as was evidenced by their 
attendance at the Council meeting. 



Time Fixed for the Next Succeeding Regular Meeting. 

Alderman Arvey presented an ordinance to fix the 
time for the next succeeding regular meeting of the 
City Council at Wednesday, the twenty-ninth (29th) 
day of November, 1939, at 2:00 o'clock P. M. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Arvey moved to pass said ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, 
Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—45. 

Nays — None. 

The followng is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the next succeeding regular 
meeting of the City Council of the City of Chicago 
to be held after the regular meeting held on Wed- 
nesday, the fifteenth (15th) day of November, 1939, 
at 2:00 o'clock P. M., be and the same is hereby 
fixed to be held on Wednesday, the twenty-ninth 
(29th) day of November, 1939, at 2: 00 o'clock P. M. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 



Adjournment. 



Alderman Sobota thereupon moved that the City 
Council do adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the City Council stood 
adjourned to meet in regular meeting on Wednesday, 
the twenty-ninth (29th) day of November, 1939, at 
2:00 o'clock P. M. 





City Clerk. 



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COPY 



Journal o/ the Proceedings 

OF THE 

CITY COUNCIL 

OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting,Wednesday, November 29, 1939 



at 2:00 O'CLOCK P. M. 



(^Council Chamber, City Hall) 



OFHCIAL RECORD. 



Present — Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, and 
Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, Smith, 
Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, 
Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, 
Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cul- 
lerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn. 



Absent — Aldermen 
Crowe. 



Kenna, Rostenkowski and 



Call to Order. 

On Wednesday, November 29, 1939, at 2:00 o'clock 
P. M. (the day and hour appointed for the meeting) 
Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, called the City 
Council to order. 



Quorum. 

The City Clerk called the roll of members and there 
was found to be 

A quorum present. 



Invocation. 

Rev. William M. Shepard, Pastor of Arnold Memo- 
rial M. E. Church, opened the meeting with prayer. 



JOURNAL (November 15, 1939). 



The City Clerk submitted in printed form the rec- 
ord of the proceedings of the regular meeting held on 
Wednesday, November 15, 1939, at 2:00 P. M., signed 
by him as such City Clerk. 

Alderman Kacena moved to approve said printed 
record as the Journal of the Proceedings of said meet- 
ing, and to dispense with the reading thereof. 

The motion prevailed. 



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November 29, 1939 



REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS FROM 
CITY OFFICERS. 



MAYOR. 



Approval of the Appointment of George L. Scherger 

as a Member of the Board of Directors of the 

Chicago Public Library. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, submitted the 
following communication: 



Approval of the Reappointment of Elmer T. Stevens 

as a Member of the Retirement Board of the 

Policemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, submitted the 
following communication: 

Office of the Mayor, [ 
Chicago, November 29, 1939.1 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Pursuant to the power and author- 
ity given me by law I hereby reappoint Mr. Elmer 
T. Stevens as a member of the Retirement Board 
of the Policemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund for a 
term of three years beginning December 1, 1939, 
and ask the concurrence of your honorable body in 
said appointment. 



Very truly yours. 



(Signed) 



Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 



Alderman Lindell moved to suspend the rules tem- 
porarily to permit immediate consideration of and 
action upon the foregoing appointment. 

The motion prevailed. 

Alderman Lindell moved to concur in said appoint- 
ment. 

The motion prevailed. 



Approval of the Official Bond of Elmer T. Stevens as 

a Member of the Retirement Board of the 

Policemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, thereupon pre- 
sented the official bond of Elmer T. Stevens as a mem- 
ber of the Retirement Board of the Policemen's An- 
nuity and Benefit Fund, in the penal sum of five 
thousand dollars ($5,000.00), with the United States 
Fidelity and Guaranty Company as surety. 

Alderman Grealis moved to approve the bond. 
The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, 
Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 41. 

Nays — None. 



Office of the Mayor,) 
Chicago, November 29, 1939.J 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — By virtue of the power and author- 
ity vested in me by statute I hereby appoint George 
L. Scherger, 614 W. Fullerton avenue, Chicago, as 
a member of the Board of Directors of the Chicago 
Public Library, to fill the vacancy caused by the 
death of U. J. Herrman, for the term expiring July 
1, 1941, and I respectfully request your approval of 
this appointment. 



Very truly yours, 



(Signed) 



Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 



Alderman Grealis moved to suspend the rules tem- 
porarily to permit immediate consideration of and 
action upon the foregoing appointment. 

The motion prevailed. 

.Alderman Grealis moved to concur in said appoint- 
ment. Seconded by Alderman Bauler. 

The motion prevailed. 



Approval of the Official Bond of George L. Scherger 

as a Member of the Board of Directors of the 

Chicago Public Library. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, thereupon pre- 
sented the official bond of George L. Scherger as a 
member of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Pub- 
lic Library, in the penal sum of five thousand dollars 
($5,000.00), With the Fidelity and Deposit Company 
of Maryland as surety. 

Alderman Grealis moved to approve the bond. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — -Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, 
Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 41. 

Nays — None. 



Request of the Steel Workers Organizing Committee 
for Permission to Hold a Mass Meeting. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, submitted the 
following communication: 



November 29, 1939 



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1271 



Office of the Mayor 
Chicago, November 29, 1939 



:! 



To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I submit herewith for your con- 
sideration a letter dated November 29, 1939, from 
Mr. Van A. Bittner, Regional Director, Steel Work- 
ers Organizing Committee, requesting permission 
to hold a mass meeting at the corner of Randolph 
and Des Plaines streets in the City of Chicago on 
Saturday, December 16, 1939, at two o'clock in the 
afternoon. 

Very truly yours. 



(Signed) 



Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 



Alderman Lindell moved that the communication 
transmitted with the foregoing communication be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Police and Municipal Insti- 
tutions, with power to act. 

The motion prevailed. 



Statement of Mayor Kelly to the United States District 

Court as to the Present Status of Negotiations 

for Unified Local Transportation Service, 

Embodying a Plan for Settlement of 

Chicago's Traction Problem. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, submitted the 
following communication, which was, together with 
the copy of the memorandum statement and plan sub- 
mitted therewith, ordered published and referred to 
the Committee on Local Transportation: 

Office of the Mayor, [ 
Chicago, November 29, 1939.J 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Pursuant to the order of the City 
Council passed on November 15, 1939, I brought to 
the attention of the United States District Court in 
which the so-called traction cases are pending, the 
present status of the negotiations between the Com- 
mittee on Local Transportation of the City Council 
and the negotiators heretpfore appointed by the 
Court. 

A copy of the memorandum statement which I 
presented to the Court on November 22, 1939, to- 
gether with a plan suggested by me for settlement 
of the problem is submitted to you herewith. 

This plan was suggested by me as the chief ex- 
ecutive officer of the City only. The Court was in- 
formed that it has received neither the considera- 
tion nor approval of the City Council. 

A hearing was held by the Court on November 
28, 1939, at which the representatives of the secu- 
rity holders signified the willingness of their clients 
to resume negotiations with the City, but presented 
no concrete suggestions for reaching an agreement 
satisfactory to the City's requirements. 

A further hearing will be held by the Court on 
next Monday, December 4, 1939. 



Yours truly, 



(Copy) 

In the 

District Court of the United States 

FOR the Northern District of Illinois, 

Eastern Division. 



Harris Trust and Savings Bank, 
Trustee, 
vs. 
Chicago Railways Company, 
et al. 



The First National Bank of 
Chicago, 

Trustee, 
vs. 
Chicago City Railway Company, 
et al. 



In Equity 

Consolidated 

Cause No. 6839 



In Equity 

Consolidated 

Cause No. 9915 



(Signed) 



Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 



In the Matter of "^ In Proceedings 

Chicago Rapid Transit Company, I for 

A Corporation, [ Reorganization 

Debtor. J No. 65037 

Statement of Edward J. Kelly, Mayor of Chi- 
cago, AS to the Present Status of the Negoti- 
ations between the Committee on Local 
Transportation of the City Council and the 
Negotiators Heretofore Appointed by the 
Court and His Suggestion of a Method for a 
Settlement of Existing Differences. Novem- 
ber 22, 1939. 

Barnet Hodes, 

Corporation Counsel, 

William H. Sexton, 
Special Assistant Corporation Counsel, 

Solicitors for the City of Chicago. 

On November 15, 1939, the City Council passed 
an order authorizing me "to bring to the attention 
of the United States District Court in which the so- 
called traction cases are pending the present status 
of the negotiations between the Committee on Local 
Transportation of the City Council and the Negoti- 
ators heretofore appointed by the court as set forth 
in the report of the subcommittee on Drafting." 
This report dated November 15, 1939, was presented 
to me on that day. A copy of the report, my letter 
of transmittal to the City Council and the order of 
the City Council are attached hereto. 

Before presenting in detail, the present status of 
these negotiations, I feel that the matter is of such 
vital importance to the City of Chicago and its 
future that a rather full review of recent steps and 
negotiations is warranted in order to clarify our 
understanding of the situation which confronts us. 

Just about a year ago, on November 14, 1938, in 
a statement filed in the Federal Court in the above 
entitled causes, I made the following observations: 

"The time has long since passed when the com- 
plete settlement of Chicago's local transportation 
problem should have been accomplished." * * * 

"The City should know with certainty and 
without further delay whether the present man- 
agement can legally and will actually offer and 
provide unified operation, universal transfers, 
immediate modernization and extensions of serv- 
ice, compensation for the use of streets, subways, 
and other facilities, pensions for their employes 
and whether they will operate under a local regu- 
latory commission. If not, the City should now 
be so informed." * * * 



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"A plan which embraces a firm commitment on 
the part of these companies to provide the essen- 
tial requisites should be developed and submitted 
to the City Council as an offer to furnish im- 
proved service in consideration of the grant of a 
franchise. When some such business-like propo- 
sition is offered, the Council can then indicate its 
approval or disapproval, in whole or in part." 

Another year has now passed, during which time 
there has been much discussion, many hearings and 
conferences, a great exchange of documents and 
data, but, in spite of the most forceful pressure by 
the Court, the Mayor and the City Council, today 
no concrete results are yet apparent. Further than 
that, the negotiators for the Chicago Transit Com- 
pany appointed by the Court still indicate a lack of 
willingness to comply with some of the funda- 
mental principles and requirements which are the 
recognized essential requisites of a satisfactory 
ordinance. 

These requisites have been stated and restated by 
me and the Council Committee many times, and 
are now reiterated: 

1. Unified operation under one management 
with universal transfer privileges; 

2. Complete local regulation; 

3. Immediate modernization and extension of 
both rapid transit and surface facilities; 

4. Construction and operation of subways; 

5. Economical, efficient operation; 

6. Pensions for employes; 

7. Compensation to the City; 

8. Reasonable valuation and reasonable rates 
of fare; 

9. A type of ordinance grant which will as- 
sure the company of continuing credit for the 
maintenance of efficient service; and 

10. The optional right of the City to purchase 
the properties at any time and for a fair price. 

The negotiators freely express their recognition 
that an ordinance to be satisfactory to the public 
must meet these requirements but they have failed 
to offer any proposition designed to adequately ful- 
fill them. 

Following my statement of November 14, 1938, 
Mr. Shaw, the court's adviser, devoted his endeav- 
ors to bringing together the various groups of se- 
curity holders, in order to present to the City a plan 
for unified operation of the properties. 

On January 20, 1939, Mr. Shaw submitted a re- 
port on the progress being made, in which he 
stated: 

"The relations of the new corporation with the 
City of Chicago are as yet undetermined. The 
character of these relations is of vital impor- 
tance to the success of the entire undertaking," 

and he concluded the report thus: 

"Satisfactory progress is now being made. 
These matters should be concluded with the 
greatest speed possible. I further recommend 
that francise negotiations with the City of Chi- 
cago be pressed to a consummation as early as 
practicable." 



However, because of the necessity of further con- 
ferences on proposed modifications of the reorgani- 
zation plans, it was not until April 11, 1939, that 
Mr. Shaw filed his final report recommending an 
allotment of securities and the coordination of plans 
for the reorganization anid unification of the Chi- 
cago Surface Lines and Chicago Rapid Transit 
Properties. Upon receipt of that report, the Court, 
preparatory to appointing representatives of the 
new company to negotiate a franchise with the 
City, very appropriately said: 

"Now, we have reached the point where the 
properties may be combined in one corporation. 
The next two things, are first, to iron out these 
legal objections on the different phases of the 
plan, and the next one is to get a franchise. And 
I do not think that there is anybody connected 
with it — I know the Court has not and I am sure 
Mr. Shaw has not any private opinion, as to the 
particular method which is to be used. But we 
want somebody to suggest a method or devise a 
method by which these proceedings, after we 
have spent another year on them, may not be en- 
tirely futile. That is all we have in mind. And 
it does seem to me that these first mortgage bond- 
holders should be willing to say that we agree 
thatA,B,C and D,for the purpose of negotiating a 
franchise for this new company shall have power 
to bind the company; that they should be able 
to designate some representatives who can bind 
the new company in these franchise negotiations. 
They selected their agents on that. They should 
be able to select somebody in whom they have 
confidence. But when those agents have acted, 
the new company should be bound by it, and they 
should be willing to say that in advance. If they 
are not willing to say it in advance, it does seem 
to me we are entering upon another era of 
chaos." * * * 

"It seems to me almost unthinkable that we 
would embark upon a procedure in which the 
negotiations for a franchise would be carried on, 
the City Council pass an ordinance, and it be 
submitted to the people for referendum, and then 
at the end have no application made to confirm 
the sale because the ordinance is not then deemed 
satisfactory to the foreclosing plaintiffs." * * * 

"There is no reason in the world, as a part of 
the plan, with the approval of the court, why an 
agent should not be appointed with authority to 
bind the new company with respect to this ordi- 
nance, so that when it is approved by the people, 
the matter is closed." 



"If you cannot agree on the terms of an ordi- 
nance, now is the time to find it out, * * *" 

Several hearings on the matter were then held 
by the court between April 11 and May 1, 1939, 
upon which date and with the consenjt and approval 
of the bondholders and the Reorganization Commit- 
tees, the court appointed three negotiators, Messrs. 
Shaw, Richardson and Sprague, with definite in- 
structions and full authority to forthwith resume 
negotiations with the City Council for an ordinance 
to be granted to a unified company to be known as 
the Chicago Transit Company, and authorized them 
to make firm commitment on the part of the new 
company, subject only to approval of the Court un- 
less the settlement involved substantial modifica- 
tion of the proposed reorganization plans. 

This order of May 1, 1939, further instructed 
these negotiators to be governed, in their proposals 



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to the City, by the fundamental principles stated 
by Mr. Shaw in his interim report of May 5, 1938. 
These principles are essentially the City principles 
of November 22, 1937, and as hereinbefore stated 
by me. 

On May 15, 1939, the Court further ordered, ad- 
judged and decreed that all questions relating to 
the conditions upon which the Reorganization Plan 
shall be declared operative and binding, shall be 
determined by the Court, which determination 
shall be final, subject to judicial review, and where 
such rulings require amendments of the Plan, such 
agreements shall be submitted (to the Depositors) 
prior to the time the Ordinance is submitted for 
adoption by referendum; that after the adoption 
of the ordinance by referendum, the execution of 
the Plan and Agreement shall be subject to the 
direction of the Court; and its orders shall be final 
and binding upon the Reorganization Committee, 
the Committees and the Depositors, subject to ju- 
dicial review. 

With the appointment by the Court on May 1, 
1939, of negotiators clothed w'ith power to conclude 
an agreement with the City, as requested by me on 
November 14, 1938, the Committee on Local Trans- 
portation of the City Council, on May 12, 1939, 
promptly appointed subcommittees authorized to 
carry on the negotiations on behalf of the City, and 
on May 19, 1939, the full Committee so advised the 
negotiators at a meeting at which the Court's orders 
of May 1 and May 15, 1939, were read and reviewed. 

These subcommittees and the negotiators promptly 
undertook the work assigned, and after several 
meetings, at which general principles were thor- 
oughly discussed, the City representatives on June 
1, 1939, requested the negotiators to present in 
writing "a definite and concrete proposal embody- 
ing with certainty the improvements in service 
which this new company proposes to furnish and 
the terms and conditions under which this new 
company proposes so to do," in consideration of 
the grant by the City of a franchise. 

This request was a repetition of my statement 
of the City's position as presented to the Court on 
November 14, 1938, but nevertheless the Company 
representatives considered it necessary to ask the 
Court for further instructions. The Court on June 
6, 1939, directed the negotiators to comply with the 
City's request, saying: 

"I am quite surprised to find out at this date 
that the representatives of these companies are 
not able to inform the City at once as to their 
proposal for the terms of an ordinance and why 
they should require any time about it." 

Pursuant to this order, the negotiators on June 
26, 1939, finally submitted to the Council Commit- 
tee a draft of a proposed ordinance grant to the 
Chicago Transit Company. The major elements of 
the Company's proposal (among others) were: 

1. Unified operation by Chicago Transit Com- 
pany of properties of Chicago Surface Lines and 
Chicago Rapid Transit Company but with no defi- 
nite provision for acquisition of the properties 
of Chicago Motor Coach Company; 

2. Chicago Transit Company to be granted a 
terminable permit to operate over, under and in 
streets, public ways and subways of City of Chi- 
cago; 

3. Providing for a broad program of physical 
improvements in service subject to certain quali- 
fying conditions; 



4. City to pay company, the amount in capital 
account for transfer of title in any river tunnels 
utilized in subway system; 

5. Company to maintain subways and tunnels; 

6. Company to pave track right-of-way and 
maintain paving for one year; 

7. Company to remove tracks no longer useful 
or needed — and City to repave where tracks are 
removed; 

8. Company to make no payment to City for 
snow removal or street cleaning; 

9. Company to establish and maintain a serv- 
ice annuity system for its employes. If no agree- 
ment with employes for such pension system 
within two years, then Transit Commission to 
make finding and order; 

10. Company to set aside in a special fund for 
renewals all moneys in present Surface Lines re- 
newals funds and any moneys accumulated in 
similar funds by Rapid Transit Company and 
Motor Coach Company (if acquired). No provi- 
sion, however, for use of moneys now held by 
Surface Lines underlying companies (about 
$11,000,000); 

11. Payments into "Renewal and Depreciation 
Fund" to be initially 7 per cent of gross revenues, 
subject to change by Transit Commission; 

12. Initial rates of fare to be as follows: 



Full Fare Children 

Surface system 8c 4c 

Express and boulevard sys- 
tem 10c 5c 

Rapid Transit 10c 5c 

13. Proposes to fix initial capital value of 
Rapid Transit and Surface Lines properties to be 
acquired at $220,000,000. This would be deemed 
the initial value of the property in determining 
the basis for fixing rates of fare; 

14. Company to pay no compensation to City 
for first five years — after 5 years, to pay 3 per 
cent of gross revenues after payment of interest 
and sinking fund requirements on Equipment 
Loans and First Mortgage Bonds, and after pay- 
ment of $2.50 annual dividends on preferred 
stock; 

15. City to contribute at least $20,000,000 (in 
addition to present commitment for subways) for 
equipment and connections for subways, and for 
general transportation improvements and exten- 
sions; 

16. Provides for option of City or City's per- 
mittee to terminate grant by acquiring properties 
on six (6) months' notice and by payment of 
purchase price based upon capital value; 

17. Remedy for non-compliance of company 
with terms and conditions of ordinance is by way 
of appeal to the Transit Commission or Courts 
for appropriate order of compliance; and 

18. Ordinance not to be effective until ap- 
proved at public election; until authority and 
approval of Illinois Commerce Commission has 
been obtained; and until the company within one 
(1) year after approval at referendum, has filed 
its written acceptance of the ordinance with the 
City Clerk. 



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This proposal of the negotiators, together with 
additional data supplied to the Council Committee 
at its request, was promptly reviewed and analyzed 
by that committee. 

The council committee as well as the Mayor con- 
sider the proposal to be wholly unreasonable and 
obviously impossible of serious consideration by the 
City. Of the major fundamental requisites pre- 
viously mentioned, the proposal offers substantial 
compliance with the following: 

Unified operation 

Complete local regulation; 

A type of franchise which would assure contin- 
uing credit for improvement in service; 

The optional right of the City to purchase. 

It fails to meet the requirements as to: 

(a) Immediate improvement in service; 

(b) Equipment of subways; 

(c) Pensions for employes; 

(d) Compensation to the City; 

(e) Reasonable valuation; and 

(f ) Reasonable rates of fare. 

Discussing briefly the elements on which the offer 
fails to meet our requirements: 

(a) Immediate im,provem,ent in service: 

The company proposes to furnish improvements 
and extensions or rapid transit and surface facilities 
estimated to cost $92,343,000 within an initial con- 
struction period after the effective date of the ordi- 
nance. This is a recognition of the need of exten- 
sive modernization and rehabilitation of the 
existing services, and is sufficiently broad in scope 
as an initial undertaking. However, the proposal 
is contingent upon an initial fare of eight cents on 
the surface system and upon other conditions of the 
ordinance, many of which are objectionable to the 
city as will be pointed out. 

(b) Equipment of subways: 

The Company proposes that the City shall con- 
tribute an amount estimated at $9,000,000 to con- 
struct connections for and to equip subways now 
under construction by the City and Federal Gov- 
ernment at a public expense of $46,000,000, and on 
top of this $9,000,000, to contribute $11,000,000 
more to general improvement and extensions of 
transit facilities, a total public contribution of $66,- 
000,000. 

(c) Pensions for employes: 

The negotiators' proposal is that the Company 
will establish and maintain a service annuity sys- 
tem and reasonable life and health insurance for 
its employes. The terms and conditions would be 
agreed upon by the Company and its employes, 
subject to approval of the Transit Commission. If 
no agreement is reached within two years, then the 
Transit Commission would make such finding and 
order as shall be reasonable and just. 

It has been my opinion and that of the Council 
Committee that a pension system should be estab- 
lished immediately upon approval and acceptance 
of the ordinance, and in this respect the delay of 
two or more years suggested by the Company is 
not satisfactory. 



(d) Compensation to the City: 

The Company proposes to pay no compensation 
for five years, and thereafter, 3 per cent of gross 
revenues, but only after interest, sinking fund and 
dividends have been earned and paid on all equip- 
ment notes, first mortgage bonds and preferred 
stock. 

This is directly contrary to the expressed funda- 
mental principles of a satisfactory ordinance to 
which all parties to these negotiations have sub- 
scribed on many occasions. Mr. Shaw, in his report 
of September 26, 1938 said (Page 140) : 

"It is definitely proper in my opinion that the 
system should pay to the City compensation for 
the rights which it enjoys in the city streets, dur- 
ing times when the earnings of the property are 
sufficient to insure its proper operation and main- 
tenance and sufficient to maintain the credit and 
standing of the corporation responsible for its 
operation," * * * 

"In my opinion the interest of the car riders 
would not be served by accumulating such a fund 
at the expense of poor service or at the expense 
of financial inability to provide needed exten- 
sions." 

In that same report Mr. Shaw recommends that 
3 per cent of gross receipts to be paid to the City 
as compensation, one-half of this amount to be paid 
after interest payments are made upon fixed inter- 
est bearing obligations including the first mortgage 
income bonds but before dividends on preferred 
stock, and the other one-half after 21/2 per cent 
dividends have been paid on the preferred stock. 

As opposed to this, the Company's proposal would 
result in no payment of any compensation to the 
City, at least for a great many years to come, even 
though it can be shown that such payments could 
be made without detriment to the service. 

(e) A reasonable valuation: 

The City considers the initial capital value of 
$220,000,000 proposed by the negotiators for the 
properties of the Rapid Transit Company and the 
Surface Lines Companies which the new company 
is to acquire as excessive. 

This figure proposed by the negotiators is exclu- 
sive of the value of materials and supplies and of 
properties to be retired and not replaced. It does 
include approximately $19,000,000 cash in the re- 
newal fund (Surface Lines), but not the cash (ap- 
proximately $11,000,000) held in the treasuries of 
the underlying Surface Line Companies. 

Compared with this, the City has had prepared 
by its staff a report (the Goldthwaite report) which 
places the maximum value of the combined existing 
properties (Rapid Transit and Surface Lines) at 
$102,000,000. This figure is exclusive of cash funds 
and materials and supplies, but does include the 
present value of all existing property owned and 
usable for transportation purposes. 

The Goldthwaite report was presented to the 
Committee on Local Transportation on July 14, 
1939 and copies were furnished to the negotiators. 
On that same day, a copy of a communication pre- 
sented by me to the City Council on July 12, 1939 
was read to the Court by the City's counsel. In that 
letter, having in mind the negotiators impossible 
proposal presented to the City on June 26, 1939, I 
said: 



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"For the past five years the City has been en- 
deavoring, sincerely, patiently and reasonably, to 
reach some form of agreement with the owners 
of the existing companies that would provide a 
basis upon which it could be furnished unified 
and adequate modern service by a revitalized, 
financially-strong transit company which would 
emerge from the present court proceedings. How- 
ever, in view of recent developments, I am forced 
to the conclusion that some drastic action must be 
taken * * * if the negotiators persist in their pres- 
ent attitude." * * * 

"At this particular time, as Mayor of Chicago, 
I call upon those who are negotiating with the 
City, to cast aside any 'jockeying,' whether it be 
for pride of authorship or for financial gain, and 
to present a real ordinance, with all cards face 
up on the table, otherwise the City has no re- 
course but to adopt other means of accomplish- 
ing its objectives." 

At that hearing (July 14th) Counsel for the City 
informed the Court that unless the negotiators saw 
fit, not later than July 24th, to alter their proposals 
in these essential basic matters, which are the 
skeleton of this entire structure, we did not see any 
way out except to sell these properties and get this 
litigation out of court. 

Before this ten-day period had expired, and on 
July 19, 1939, the negotiators addressed a commu- 
nication to the Chairman of the Committee on 
Local Transportation in which they stated that their 
proposals were not submitted on a "take it or leave 
it" basis and requested the Chairman to designate 
a time when discussion of an ordinance might 
proceed. 

Pursuant to this request of the negotiators indi- 
cating their apparent willingness to recede from 
some of their demands, the Committee agreed to 
resume negotiations. This development was re- 
ported to the Court on July 25th and negotiations 
were resumed promptly. The Committee did so un- 
der the impression that real progress had been 
made and that they could look forward with opti- 
mism to an early understanding upon the terms of 
an ordinance that would merit the approval of the 
City Council, the Court, and the people of Chicago 
and that would bring an early improvement in a 
transportation service that is now going from bad 
to worse. 

Unfortunately, this did not prove to be the case. 
On July 27, 1939, the Committee met with the ne- 
gotiators at which time all expressed the desire and 
opinion that controversial matters now could be 
quickly and amicably determined. It was decided, 
inasmuch as the matter of valuation appeared to be 
one of the major stumbling blocks, that the staffs 
of the committee and the negotiators should at- 
tempt to reconcile the difference in their figures. 
The subcommittees on service improvements and 
labor relations were also instructed to work out 
differences in the physical programs and the method 
of settling the pension matter. 

Many meetings were held between July 27th and 
September 8th, 1939 when the Committee on Local 
Transportation received the report of its staff 
which, in effect, stated that it was impossible to 
reconcile the great difference between the Com- 
pany's and the City's conception of the proper basis 
for fixing the initial capital value for the new 
company. 

After considering and discussing all phases of 
this vexing problem, the Committee finally decided 



to meet again with the negotiators, which was done 
on September 27, 1939. At that meeting, a proposi- 
tion was submitted to the negotiators that the new 
company should begin operations on the present 
fare schedule and without any established capital 
value, leaving the matter of determining capital 
value at any future time to the Transit Commission. 
After much discussion, the negotiators agreed to 
consider this procedure, and report back. Two days 
later, on September 29, 1939, the negotiators met 
with the Committee and stated that they were in 
accord with the suggestion that they "proceed with 
the draft of an ordinance without the valuation for 
City purchase being specified in dollar form" 
although some specific method for ascertaining the 
value of the property, if occasion requires, would 
be necessary. Asked as to their willingness to start 
operations at the present rates of fare, Mr. Richard- 
son, acting as spokesman for the negotiators, after 
much further discussion by all present, finally 
stated that under proper conditions, the new com- 
pany would accept a 7 cent fare initially on the sur- 
face system "if we could live under it." Following 
further discussion of what conditions might affect 
the ability of the company to exist under the pres- 
ent rates of fare, the following inquiry was sub- 
mitted to the negotiator^: 

"Whether or not you will submit in five (5) 
days the conditions under which the negotiators 
will agree to continue the rates of fare now being 
charged by the respective local transportation 
companies until such time as conditions warrant 
a change in such rates of fare." 

It was agreed that another meeting would be held 
on October 4, 1939, to ascertain from the negotia- 
tors the conditions under which present rates of 
fare would be maintained. After a further confer- 
ence on October 4th, and following a progress re- 
port made to the Court by the negotiators the next 
day, it was finally agreed on October 5, 1939, that 
the work of the drafting subcommittee should be 
resumed on the basis of the present rates of fare 
and without stating any initial capital value; that 
the valuation thereafter for either fare-making or 
City-purchase purposes shall be limited at all times 
to the value of such physical properties then in ex- 
istence as are used and useful for transportation 
purposes; and that the franchise must make provi- 
sion for extensive improvements, including equip- 
ment of subways, and for unified service with 
universal transfer privileges. 

Agreement had been now tentatively reached on 
all major elements of a franchise except the fol- 
lowing: 

Immediate modernization of service — scope 
and program; 

Equipment of subways; 

Pension plan for employes; 

Compensation to the City. 

All of these items constitute so-called "burdens" 
upon the earning capacity and credit of the new 
company and, hence, directly affect the ability of 
the company to live at the present rates of fare. 
Consequently, meetings were arranged to analyze 
and study the relative effect upon earnings of City 
and Company proposals with respect to these items. 
The Chicago Motor Coach Company was repre- 
sented at all of these conferences, as was the Fed- 
eral Public Works Administration, the latter being 
represented by Mr. Philip H. Treacy, Special 
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The first of these meetings was held on October 
9th at which ( 1 ) the legal staffs were instructed to 
prepare tentative clauses with respect to the sug- 
gested method of treating valuation and purchase 
price, as well as clauses which do not directly in- 
volve financial matters and (2) the engineering and 
accounting staffs were instructed to forecast prob- 
able revenues and expenses of the new company 
under present rates of fare at existing wage scales 
and material prices. 

On October 11, 1939, these staffs made prelimi- 
nary reports. Further meetings of the Subcommit- 
tee on drafting and the negotiators were held on 
October 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 20, 23, and an executive 
meeting of the Council subcommittee on October 
24, 1939. At these meetings, detailed discussions 
were had regarding methods of handling valuation, 
purchase price, probable earnings, compensation, 
capitalization and the reorganization plans, includ- 
ing rate of interest on bonds, propriety of sinking 
fund and kindred financial matters, street cleaning 
and paving burdens, pole removals and street wid- 
ening expense, loading island construction and 
maintenance costs, bridge expense, equipment of 
subways and provisions for terminating the ordi- 
nance. 

At the meeting on October 18,1939, the discussion 
was confined to the matter of pensions for employes 
and the added cost of this expense to the new com- 
pany. At the conclusion of this meeting, it was 
agreed by the negotiators and Mr. Kehoe represent- 
ing the employes, that they would meet together 
and attempt to agree upon a satisfactory and work- 
able pension plan, and report back to the commit- 
tee, both on the plan and the added burden upon 
fares that would be imposed. 

At the meeting on October 20, 1939, there was 
further detailed discussion of probable earnings, 
and of the willingness of the negotiators to agree 
that the new company immediately embark upon a 
city-wide transit improvement program involving 
the use of the $30,000,000 cash in the Renewal Fund 
and on hand. Mr. Richardson, as spokesman, stated 
at that meeting and again on October 23rd, that the 
new company would not agree to "dissipate" this 
cash fund for improvements of a system which, in 
his opinion, could not earn a fair return at present 
rates of fare, even though the ordinance will pro- 
vide a method of obtaining increased fares if im- 
proved service fails to attract sufficient additional 
riders and revenues. 

On October 26, 1939. at my invitation, P.W.A. 
representatives of the Federal Works Administra- 
tor, Mr. John M. Carmody, met with me and the 
Council Committee in Chicago and discussed the 
progress being made on the ordinance, and our 
mutual concern regarding the equipment of the 
subways now approaching completion. 

On October 27, 1939, the P.W.A. representatives, 
at my invitation, attended a meeting of the com- 
mittee and the negotiators, at which the status of 
the entire traction negotiations was reviewed. 
Shortly after this meeting, the Administrator 
(F.W.A.) approved an extension of time to Feb- 
ruary 1, 1940, for submitting an ordinance draft to 
him for approval. 

On November 2, 1939, another meeting between 
the committee and the negotiators was held at 
which there was mutual agreement that it is desir- 
able that physical improvements of service be com- 
menced immediately upon referendum approval of 
the ordinance. The negotiators however still re- 



fused to assume this obligation because of doubt as 
to earnings under present rates of fare, particularly 
with the proposed added financial burdens. This 
refusal of the negotiators to commit the new com- 
pany to a program of immediate improvement in 
service involving the use of the $30,000,000 cash 
fund and the credit of the new company without 
an increase in fares, now constitutes the most 
serious obstacle to a settlement. 

Since November 2, 1939, the Council Committee 
has had under consideration this position of the ne- 
gotiators, and the data, opinions, and information 
presented at its meetings. As a result of this review 
of the negotiations, the subcommittee appointed by 
the Committee on Local Transportation on Novem- 
ber 15, 1939, handed me a report concluding that it 
is unable to reach agreement with the negotiators 
upon the terms of a satisfactory ordinance. In turn, 
I transmitted that report on the same date to the 
City Council, which authorized me to bring to the 
attention of the Court, the present status of these 
negotiations. A copy of the report and order of the 
City Council are attached hereto. 

On November 16, 1939, Alderman Quinn, the 
Chairman of the Committee on Local Transporta- 
tion, transmitted by letter to the negotiators a copy 
of the report and order of the City Council. On that 
same date (November 16, 1939) the negotiators 
filed with the court a report in which they defined 
their interpretation of the Court's order of May 1, 
1939, which they stated has governed their attitude 
during these negotiations; they summarized the 
progress made during these conferences; they 
stated that there remain numerous important ordi- 
nance provisions as to which they have been unable 
to reach agreement; and they concluded with the 
statement that acting under their interpretation of 
the Court's instructions, they "will be unable to 
agree with the city's representatives as to the terms 
of a franchise ordinance." 

Among the "numerous important ordinance pro- 
visions", upon which the committee and the nego- 
tiators are in disagreement, are the probable 
amount and disposition to be made of corporate 
earnings, the rate of interest to be fixed for the first 
mortgage bonds of the new company, the initial 
rates of fare to be charged, the effect of these pro- 
posals upon the credit of the new company, the 
availability of sources from which the funds neces- 
sary to meet the obligations for service improve- 
ments might be borrowed, and the ability of the 
new^ company to maintain its financial stability and 
solvency. 

It is apparent that any practical settlement of the 
traction problem must give consideration to the 
probable earnings and financial solvency of the new 
revitalized company. Assuming that the franchise 
provides for unified operation, present rates of fare 
until conditions warrant a change either up or 
down, no established valuation until much of the 
obsolete equipment has been replaced by modern 
facilities, and complete home rule in the form of a 
Transit Commission, the question is: 

How much can the new company reasonably be 
expected to undertake immediately in the way of 
expenditures for improvements in service, equip- 
ment of subways, pensions and compensation to 
the City? 

The development of an agreed answer to this 
question will now solve the traction problem. In 
determining how far they should go in seeking this 
answer, the negotiators should seriously compare 
the plight of the existing companies with the as- 



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sured life and financial stability which will be the 
birthright of the unified company. They should not 
underestimate the value that the City is contribut- 
ing, by agreeing to the grant of a satisfactory type 
of franchise. The City must likewise remember its 
needs, and be constructive in its attitude toward 
the achievement of the desired ends. 

The City considers improvement of service to be 
the paramount requirement from the public inter- 
est point of view. The negotiators concede this and, 
in fact, there is very little difference between the 
City and the negotiators as to the scope of improve- 
ments which the system needs. But they point out 
that earning power is a vital essential to the success 
and life of an enterprise which must borrow sub- 
stantial sums to provide those improvements. They 
refuse to agree to a provision in the ordinance that 
they undertake to borrow money for that purpose, 
or even to invest their available cash in new equip- 
ment and improvements, unless the surface system 
fare is increased in advance to 8 cents, or the City 
undertakes to practically guarantee them against 
loss. Thus, the real blockade to a settlement ap- 
pears to be the matter of rate of fare to be charged 
for surface operation. 

It is recognized that a satisfactory solution to the 
problem requires that the new company be estab- 
lished on a sound "net-earning-ability" basis to 
enable it to meet with a reasonable margin of 
safety, — its interest-service charges in addition to 
paying operating costs, city compensation and pen- 
sions. The accomplishment of this is not only essen- 
tial to the life of the company, but it is also neces- 
sary from the City's viewpoint, if continued modern 
service is to be maintained. 

Stated briefly: 
The City requires 

that the new company must be financially re- 
sponsible and otherwise prepared and willing to 
effect the immediate rehabilitation and modern- 
ization of all transit facilities within the city, to 
operate them (including the subway now nearing 
completion) as one unified system and at the 
lowest fare that will produce a reasonable return 
on the fair value of the investment. This is im- 
perative, if the City is to avoid complete demor- 
alization of public accommodation. 

The companies seek 

(1) To establish their securities on a stable 
basis through the medium of a satisfactory fran- 
chise grant; 

(2) To protect themselves against further de- 
clining net earnings through modernization of 
present properties; 

(3) To establish the worth of their first mort- 
gage and other securities by increasing the pres- 
ent net earnings; and 

(4) To insure a continuity of operation, own- 
ership and management. 

Rehabilitation and Modernization 

The City's requirements for improved service 
during the first three years of the life of a new 
franchise involve the expenditure or commitment 
of more than $60,000,000 for rehabilitation, mod- 
ernization and extension of the unified transit sys- 
tem and for equipment of the initial system of sub- 
ways. 



The negotiators are in substantial agreement as 
to the need of some such broad program. 

While impossible to predict with any degree of 
certainty, it is estimated that improvements and 
modernization required in the fourth to eighth 
years, after the ordinance is approved, will cost 
from $25,000,000 to $40,000,000 more, consisting 
largely of additional new rolling stock. 

The problem is not one of lack of funds. Money 
and credit necessary for this program can be made 
available in many ways. Rather, it is one of demon- 
strating the power and ability of the new company 
to assure a reasonable return on its investment, 
present and proposed. 

Net Earning Ability 

It is not contended that the new company can 
undertake the proposed modernization and unifica- 
tion, charge the present rates of fare, and be ex- 
pected immediately to earn operating expenses, 
pensions, compensation to the city, interest and 
sinking fund requirements on equipment loans and 
bonds, and dividends on its stock. In fact, no one 
can state with certainty what the actual effect of 
attractive service will be in increasing riding vol- 
ume. Only actual experience will make that pos- 
sible. For at least the first three years of modern- 
ization and rehabilitation — a period of transition 
from old to new means of transportation — it is ob- 
vious that full realization of potential "net-earn- 
ing-ability" cannot possibly be achieved or estab- 
lished. 

Until potential "net-earning-ability" can be rea- 
sonably established (three years or more) all inter- 
ested parties should be willing to make substantial 
temporary concessions. In the term "all parties" I 
include the City, the car-riding public, the em- 
ployes and also those investors who appear to hold 
a preferred position among the security holders, 
and not only the security holders in junior positions. 
Such an attitude will redound, in the long run, to 
the eventual prosperity and security of all. 

At the recent conferences between the Council 
Committee and the negotiators two opposite views 
of the proposal to start operations at the present 
rates of fare were consistently maintained, viz. : 

(a) The City contends that the unification and 
modernization plan is a reasonable business risk — 
that the new company will obtain a legal right to 
continue to operate, in the form of a very valuable 
franchise; will earn $5,000,000 net before pensions 
and compensation in the first year; and will have 
assured and increased earnings thereafter. 

(b) The negotiators contend that the unification 
and modernization is not a reasonable business risk, 
feeling that initially the company will earn less 
than the City's estimate under the plan heretofore 
proposed by the City, and in any event less than 
sufficient to meet the 5 per cent annual interest 
charges on its first mortgage bonds, to say nothing 
of payments for equipment, pensions, compensation 
to the city, sinking fund, and on junior bonds and 
stocks. 

Therefore, the company negotiators refuse to 
agree to the expenditure of the $30,000,000 or more 
now in cash in the renewal fund and in their treas- 
uries, at least not until it has been demonstrated 
that the new company, under unification, can pro- 
duce sufficient net earnings, — with a reasonable 
margin of safety — to meet interest-service charges, 



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plus other known items of expense, including pen- 
sions and compensation to the city. 

This diametrical difference of viewpoint threat- 
ens to bring the negotiations to stalemate. Failure 
to develop a solution of the problem now will have 
deplorable effects. Not only will the City and the 
public suffer from further delay in obtaining im- 
proved transit service and in equipping the sub- 
ways for operation, but equally deplorable will be 
the effect upon the values of outstanding securities 
and the welfare of the employes. 

Therefore, as the chief executive of the City, I 
feel it incumbent upon me to leave no stone un- 
turned to avoid another collapse of Chicago traction 
hopes. I now propose a plan which appears to me 
to be practical, feasible and reasonable. It gives 
due consideration to the rights and equities of the 
parties on the one hand and the impossibility of 
giving full recognition immediately to the highest 
desires of each interested group and of the City. The 
plan does attempt to recognize reasonably those 
demands, the satisfaction of which appears to me 
to be imperative if a settlement of this problem is 
to be achieved. 

I present this plan as that of the chief executive 
officer of the city. It has not received the con- 
sideration or approval of the City Council. 

The plan has not been presented to the negotia- 
tors. I have felt that the Court first should be fully 
acquainted with the status of these negotiations and 
the critical stage which they have reached, so that 
all may realize the need for constructive and co- 
operative thinking and action by all. I respectfully 
suggest that the negotiators be given an opportu- 
nity to consider this plan, and that they be author- 
ized to concur or to suggest modifications that will 
produce a satisfactory and speedy solution. 

General Provisions of Suggested Plan 

1. The City to grant a terminable permit to the 
Chicago Transit Company with adequate provision 
for requiring compliance with its obligations, and 
for purchase by the city at its option and at a fair 
price; 

2. The Chicago Transit Company to acquire and 
operate, under a single management, all useful 
transportation properties of the Chicago Surface 
Lines, the Chicago Rapid Transit Company and the 
Chicago Motor Coach Company; 

3. The entire transit property to be operated as 
a unified system, offering universal transfer privi- 
leges; 

4. The company to undertake immediately the 
rehabilitation, extension and modernization of the 
entire transit system, obligating itself to provide, in 
cash and credit, in the first three years after the 
approval of the ordinance at referendum, not less 
than $60,000,000 for new equipment, for operating 
equipment in the subways and for additions and 
betterments ; 

5. The company to set aside adequate amounts 
out of each year's earnings for depreciation, so that 
worn out or obsolete equipment can be promptly 
replaced; 

6. The company to obligate itself to pay 3 per 
cent of its gross receipts to the City as compensa- 
tion for the privileges granted, and for the use of 
city streets, structures and facilities; 



7. The company to obligate itself to establish a 
satisfactory and adequate pension system for its 
employes; temporary pensions to be paid to those 
who are eligible and who elect to retire and to 
those disabled employes until the permanent sys- 
tem is established; 

8. The ordinance to provide that the initial valu- 
ation of the property be made in the third year, 
after a substantial amount of obsolete cars and 
property have been abandoned or replaced; 

9. The ordinance to provide that the value of 
the property for City purchase be determined by 
arbitration at any time the City signifies its desire 
to acquire the system; 

10. The company to agree to start the unified 
operation at the present rates of fare, leaving to the 
jurisdiction of the local Chicago Transit Commis- 
sion the task of fixing future rates of fare, in ac- 
cordance with law; 

11. The company to make available immediately 
for new equipment, additions and betterments, and 
for operating equipment of the subways, not less 
than $20,000,000 of the present cash in the renewal 
funds and treasuries of the companies; 

12. The ordinance to provide that $10,000,000 
company cash may be "ear-marked" by the new 
company as a cash reserve and used during the 
first three years to make up any deficiency in first- 
mortgage bond interest payments which results 
after payment of City compensation and pension 
payments which will be due under the provisions 
of the ordinance; and 

13. That the interest rate on first mortgage bonds 
of the new company be not more than 4 per cent 
per annum, or if initially higher but not in excess 
of 5 per cent per annum that the City shall have the 
right to order an attempt made to refund them at 
a lower rate of interest at any time. 

1. Terminable Permit 

The negotiators contend that any form of grant 
which has a fixed expiration date results in the 
complete loss of a credit of the company as the 
termination date approaches, causing a halt to all 
substantial improvements in service until a new 
franchise can be negotiated. They cite their ex- 
perience under the 20-year ordinances passed in 
1907. Under those so-called settlement ordinances 
no substantial improvements in our transit system 
were obtained since before 1927, and this appears 
to be one of the major causes for the present an- 
tiquated service. This was one of the principal rea- 
sons that the 1930 ordinance approved by the peo- 
ple but never accepted by the company offered 
the terminable permit form of franchise. 

The negotiators, however, should realize that a 
terminable permit grant to operate a comprehen- 
sive unified local transportation system covering 
the entire City of Chicago is the grant by the City 
and its people of a very valuable right for which 
commensurate concessions should be made on their 
part. It is only upon the condition that they rec- 
ognize this contribution on the part of the city 
council and the people of Chicago by the installa- 
tion, maintenance and operation of a modernized 
and vastly improved transportation system that I 
would be willing to support this type of grant. 



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2. A Consolidated Company 

3. Unified Operation — Universal Transfers 

Consolidated and unified operation of all local 
transportation systems have long been the hope of 
Chicago and, so far as I know, there has been no 
objection raised to this proposition. 

Unified operation will not be achieved, however, 
until the negotiators present a definite plan for in- 
cluding the operations of all local transportation, 
and also agree to coordinate and through-route 
their services with the suburban railroads engaged 
in local city transportation. 

While in my opinion certain of the non-profitable 
elevated railroad lines should be dispensed with, 
this does not appear to be the attitude of the general 
public who will have to vote upon this ordinance. 

4. Rehabilitation, Extension and Modernization 

While there are differences of opinion as to the 
future use of street cars and buses, we are in prac- 
tical agreement with the negotiators as to the scope 
and amount (in dollars) of the physical improve- 
ments needed by the present systems to bring them 
up to modern standards. It is estimated that at least 
$60,000,000 will be required to get the program well 
under way in the first three years. This figure in- 
cludes a cost of $8,790,000 estimated to be required 
to equip the subways now under construction 
by the City with Federal aid at a public cost of 
$46,000,000. 

The $60,000,000 set up as the obligations of the 
company also includes rolling stock and miscellane- 
ous property improvements, both surface and rapid 
transit. It is believed that the $20,000,000 cash plus 
the credit of the new company will be sufficient to 
underwrite this program. If this estimate of credit 
in the first three years proves too optimistic, after 
a sincere effort, my plan does not propose to re- 
quire the impossible. 

5. Depreciation Policy 

It is proposed that the company adopt a policy 
of setting aside out of annual receipts, depreciation 
reserves adequate in amount to replace any and all 
items of depreciable property at or before the end 
of their useful life. 

It is further proposed that this depreciation re- 
serve be used to continually improve the property, 
rather than carry large reserves in cash as was the 
experience with the "renewal fund" under the 1907 
ordinances. The negotiators have agreed to the 
wisdom of this future policy. 

6. Compensation to the City 

One of the fundamentals of both the City Plan 
and the Shaw report is that it is definitely proper 
that the company should pay to the City, compen- 
sation for the right w'hich it enjoys in the city 
streets, structures and facilities. The negotiators 
have agreed to this fundamental principle. 

While it is proposed that the new company obli- 
gate itself to pay to the City, 3 per cent of its gross 
receipts as "compensation," it is suggested, as a City 
contribution toward lightening the initial burden 
of the new company, that payment of one-half of 
this amount be deferred until after the third year, 
the remaining one-half for the first three years to 
be a future obligation of the company when earn- 
ings improve. 



The City would further agree that interest on the 
first mortgage bonds of the new company would be 
considered as a first lien against earnings equal in 
rank with the minimum obligation of l^/^ per cent 
for compensation, the other IVz per cent of gross 
receipts, to be paid as compensation after interest 
on first mortgage and income bonds but before divi- 
dends on any class of stock. 

7. Pensions for Employes 

I have consistently maintained that there should 
be an adequate pension system for retired or dis- 
abled employes. I recognize, as I believe the em- 
ployes do, that under existing conditions, if con- 
tinued, they have slight hope of any pension except 
that afforded by the Social Security Laws. 

I recognize that the immediate imposition of the 
full amount required to establish a permanent pen- 
sion fund on a sound actuarial basis would consti- 
tute a serious additional burden while the new com- 
pany is attempting to "get on its feet." 

At the present time I understand the companies 
are paying into the Federal Social Security Fund 
approximately $1,700,000 per annum. Pensioij pay- 
ments under that Act will begin next year. 

The negotiators suggest that the company be al- 
lowed two years to work out a satisfactory pension 
arrangement with the employes, and if they cannot 
then agree, the Transit Commission shall enter an 
appropriate order. 

This is not satisfactory to me. I believe pensions 
can be established now and further, that all those 
old employes above the retirement age who elect 
to retire can immediately be paid a pension pend- 
ing the establishment of a permanent plan. 

I suggest that the company and the employes 
agree upon an amount to be set aside annually from 
the start, which will be sufficient to pay those who 
elect to retire or who become disabled a decent 
pension until a permanent annuity plan is estab- 
lished. 

As the City and the company are being asked to 
make concessions in the interest of future benefits 
for all, so should the employes be willing to accept 
this temporary arrangement providing they are as- 
sured of immediate as well as permanent benefits. 

8. Valuation 

9. City Purchase 
10. Rates of Fare 

A valuation of the present properties would 
mean absolutely nothing. It is conceded by all that 
the properties are in need of extensive rehabilita- 
tion and modernization estimated to cost approxi- 
mately $100,000,000 and involving the abandon- 
ment of much of the present equipment. 

Nor is it necessary that a value of these proper- 
ties be determined now. The potential earning 
power of a modernized and unified service cannot 
be established until the improvements have been 
installed and proven. Experience is the one and 
only way of ascertaining what the proper rate of 
fare might be. If no change in fare is warranted, 
until that experience has been had, and if purchase 
by the City is not contemplated at this time, then 
why attempt to fix a value upon items of property 
that to a large extent will be non-existent when the 
need for such valuation arises? 



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To these propositions the negotiators have 
agreed, with the one condition that an ordinance 
be provided under which the company can be ex- 
pected to live. 

11. Cash in Renewal Funds 

12. Company Cash 

These two funds have been stated to contain ap- 
proximately $30,000,000 in cash. 

It is proposed that the new company make $20,- 
000,000 of this cash immediately available for im- 
provements and that the other $10,000,000 be "ear- 
marked" as a cash reserve to insure payment of 
interest on bonds during the initial three-year 
period. 

If, during the first and second years of rehabili- 
tation and modernization, net earnings, after 1% 
per cent compensation and payments for pensions, 
are insufficient to pay the full interest requirements 
on the first mortgage bonds, the company would 
have the unqualified right to draw upon the $10,- 
000,000 Cash Reserve set up to meet any such 
deficiency. 

If, during the third year, net earnings after IVz 
per cent compensation and payments for pensions, 
are insufficient to pay full interest requirements on 
first mortgage bonds and income bonds, then the 
company would have the unqualified right to draw 
upon the cash reserve set up to meet such de- 
ficiency. 

If, at the end of three years, it has been con- 
clusively demonstrated that, at present rates of 
fare, earnings are insufficient to pay operating costs 
including compensation, pensions, sinking fund re- 
quirements, and a reasonable return on the fair 
value of the improved property, the ordinance 
should provide that then the City and the company 
shall join in a petition to the Transit Commission 
for an adjustment of fares. 

While the City Council may not be the official 
fare-fixing body under the law, its duty is to protect 
and fully advise the public. 

The public is entitled to know what the fare, at 
least initially, is going to be, before it votes at refer- 
endum to approve a long-term contract ordinance. 
Thereafter, as I said in January, 1937, I believe the 
public will be willing to pay a reasonable fare, 
providing it is commensurate with the character of 
service rendered. 

Therefore, the City should have the assurance of 
the negotiators that the initial fare schedule to be 
filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission will 
provide for the rates of fare now being charged. 

It would be further agreed that before any divi- 
dends on preferred or common stock shall be paid, 
the amount of money taken out of the $10,000,000 
cash reserve fund shall be restored, and used for no 
purpose other than for paying the cost of additions 
to and betterments of the existing property or for 
sinking fund purposes as the situation at that time 
may dictate to be the better policy. . 

13. Interest Rates on Bonds 

The interest rate established on fixed obligations 
has a definite and important relation to the cost of 
service to the car rider. There can be no fair 
objection to a proposal to ascertain by a refunding 
operation whether a lower rate of interest or bet- 
ter terms can be obtained provided the owner of 



the original security is paid in full. In fact, the 
Council Committee points out that imder this plan, 
the first mortgage bondholders of the Surface Lines, 
in exchange for their present bond paying $5.00 in- 
terest per year, but selling at 50 cents on the dollar 
because it is a lien upon a company having no as- 
sured life and dwindling earnings, will receive a 
first mortgage bond of a new company paying the 
same rate of interest, vested with an assured life 
under a long-term franchise, and with a special 
transit commission established to insure reasonable 
earnings and prompt action at all times. 

Summary 

To establish under existing conditions a modern 
up-to-date comprehensive unified local transporta- 
tion system for the City of Chicago, involves the 
necessity for concessions on the part of all those 
in interest, viz.: 

(a) The negotiators by recommending to those 
they represent — the investors — the investment of 
substantial capital and the assumption of a rea- 
sonable business risk; 

(b) The City by granting a stable type of fran- 
chise and by its willingness to accept a secondary 
position for payment of one -half of its compensa- 
tion for use of streets, subways and other facili- 
ties; 

(c) The car-riding public by approving an 
ordinance in which they agree to pay for good 
service, such fare as will produce a reasonable 
return on the investment required to provide 
that service such fare to be fixed, only if and 
when the need for it becomes a proven fact; 

(d) The employes by accepting pension pay- 
ments on a temporary basis pending final estab- 
lishment of a permanent pension system. 

Negotiations now have reached the stage where 
a little "give and take" by all can quickly produce 
the draft of an ordinance which will merit the 
favorable consideration of the Court, the City 
Council, the existing companies and the people of 
Chicago. If the negotiators and the Council Sub- 
committee will agree to these suggestions with re- 
spect to the major elements of an ordinance, I am 
confident that other details such as requirements 
for paving, loading islands, bridges, tunnels, snow 
removal and the like can be quickly settled. 

With the city suffering from poor transportation 
service, the companies suffering from poor earn- 
ings, and the employes suffering from inadequate 
protection against disability and old age, isn't it to 
the mutual advantage of all to do a little "giving 
and taking"? 

If the city is willing to forego part of its com- 
pensation, and the payment of certain other charges; 
if it is willing to grant a valuable long term fran- 
chise in the form of a permit practically terminable 
only by purchase, in order to establish the company 
on a firm and sound credit basis, isn't it to the 
advantage of the security holders to recognize the 
fact that their capital assets will be seriously en- 
dangered by continuing to maintain their present 
unsatisfactory operation? 

Chicago must have improved local transportation 
service now. All admit that, and they also admit 
that a consolidated system with new equipment will 
increase revenues and decrease expenses. If these 
are uncontroverted facts, isn't it so obvious that it 
should require no argument that a public utility 



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holding itself out to serve the public interest should 
go forward, and if results do not increase revenues 
sufficiently to defray the expense, then look to the 
source provided for the purpose, for that relief 
which any public body should be glad to give as a 
reward for a sincere effort to serve? 

I believe this plan will aid in "resolving the dis- 
puted points" referred to by the negotiators in their 
report to the Court dated November 16, 1939, and 
that it will produce improved service, protect the 
owners of the properties, and give needed relief 
to the employes and to the people and business of 
Chicago. 

I intend to submit a copy of this suggested plan 
to the City Council at its next meeting. 

Yours truly, 

Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 



(Copy) 

November 16, 1939. 

Messrs. Walter A. Shaw, Chairman, 
Guy a. Richardson, 
A. A. Sprague, 

Negotiators representing Chicago Transit Company. 

Gentlemen: 

The Council Committee, which has been conduct- 
ing franchise negotiations with the Negotiators ap- 
pointed by Judge Wilkerson to represent the 
Chicago Transit Company, has reported the status 
of these negotiations to His Honor, the Mayor. 

This report was transmitted to the City Council 
by His Honor, the Mayor, on November 15, 1939. 

I enclose a copy of the Mayor's letter of trans- 
mittal and the report for your information. 

Yours very truly, 

(Signed) James R. Quinn, 

Chairman, 
Committee on Local Transportation 
City of Chicago 



(Copy) 

November 15, 1939. 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago. 

Gentlemen: 

I am in receipt of a communication from the 
Chairman of the Council Committee engaged in at- 
tempting to negotiate with the local transit com- 
panies a tentative form of franchise for improved 
and unified local transportation. 

The committee advises that it has reached an 
"impasse," one of the main reasons being the re- 
fusal of the company representatives to agree to a 
start on improvements of service, immediately 
upon approval of the ordinance, using their avail- 
able cash and credit for that purpose. 

I transmit the communication to you for your 
consideration. 

Yours very truly, 



(Signed) 



Edward J. Kelly, 
Mayor. 



(Copy) 

Chicago, November 15, 1939. 
To the Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor of 
Chicago: 

On October 5, 1939, the Subcommittee appointed 
to draft a unified traction ordinance resumed con- 
ferences with Walter A. Shaw, Guy A. Richardson 
and Colonel A. A. Sprague, Negotiators appointed 
by Judge Wilkerson, upon an assurance from these 
Negotiators that their earlier proposals were not to 
be considered upon a "take it or leave it" basis as 
expressed in their letter to the Committee on Local 
Transportation on July 19, 1939. The Negotiators 
also assured the Committee that they would fully 
co-operate in drafting, an ordinance providing for 
improved service to the car rider. 

Since that time the Committee has held ten con- 
ferences with the Negotiators. The Committee 
regrets to report that they are uniformly of the 
opinion that the terms of a satisfactory ordinance 
cannot be agreed upon because the Negotiators are 
apparently more concerned with a guaranteed re- 
turn to the First Mortgage bondholders of the pro- 
posed company than giving improved service to the 
car rider of Chicago. 

The members of the Committee have stated that 
they cannot endorse the proposed Plan of Reorgan- 
ization now pending before Judge Wilkerson which 
Plan provides for an exchange of the existing First 
Mortgage bonds of the Companies of the Chicago 
Surface Lines for a like amount of bonds in the pro- 
posed new company with the same high rate of 
interest although the companies of the Chicago 
Surface Lines have been in receivership for thir- 
teen years and at the present time their First Mort- 
gage bonds are selling at Fifty Cents on the dollar 
in the open market, and provides further for a sink- 
ing fund of 1 % % annually retiring said bonds 
within thirty years, for the reason that the Plan 
apparently defers the possibility of furnishing good 
service by permitting the First Mortgage bond- 
holders to draw so heavily upon the earnings of the 
company. 

Although the Negotiators and the Committee are 
in accord that a new modernization program is es- 
sential to the welfare of the new company requir- 
ing the expenditures of approximately $100,000,000 
and although the companies have in their posses- 
sion $30,000,000 in cash, $19,000,000 of which was 
collected from the car riders over a period of years 
for the specific purpose of keeping the physical 
properties of the companies in first class condition 
at all times, and $11,000,000 of additional cash in 
their possession, nevertheless, the Negotiators will 
not agree to the immediate launching of said im- 
provement program through the expenditure of 
said $30,000,000 claiming that said $30,000,000 is 
the property of the bondholders in the event of 
liquidation of the companies. They insist that they 
will not recommend the expenditure of any portion 
of the $30,000,000 to assist the new company in this 
modernization program unless and until the earn- 
ings of the new company are satisfactory to the 
First Mortgage bondholders. 

A reduction of the rates of interest upon the First 
Mortgage bonds has been discussed by the Com- 
mittee with the Negotiators, the Committee urging 
that the chief objective of all Reorganization Plans 
is to reduce fixed charges; that the present trend in 
all Plans of Reorganization is to recommend the 
reduction of rates of interest or an exchange of se- 
curities to accomplish that end. The Negotiators 
have stated that they have no power to discuss the 



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matter of a change in the Plan of Reorganization 
with the Committee. 

The Committee is of the opinion that it would be 
unfair to the people to consider an ordinance based 
upon the Plan of Reorganization as now proposed 
in the Federal Court proceedings. 

The present companies now in receivership can- 
not exist as public utilities without a franchise from 
the City. The right to use the City streets consti- 
tutes the basis for their earnings. A terminable 
permit clause in the proposed ordinance has been 
suggested by the Negotiators. The Committee feels 
that the bondholders in consideration of a termin- 
able permit should be willing to agree to a financial 
plan which will permit the new company to pro- 
vide improved, modernized service to the car rider. 

The Committee feels that because of the present 
attitude of the Negotiators agreement cannot be 
reached on those essentials which will bring about 
improved service to the car riders. 

You have been present at many of the confer- 
ences between the Committee and the Negotiators. 
You will recall particularly the meeting of Octo- 
ber 27, 1939, when the representatives of the 
P.W.A., Col. Clark, Messrs. Shetterly and Sullivan 
from Washington and Mr. Kennicott of Chicago, 
were present. We regret that after three years of 
almost constant conferences with representatives of 
the major transportation companies of Chicago and 
the vast investigations which the staffs of the Com- 
mittee have made, that we cannot arrive at a satis- 
factory agreement with the Negotiators appointed 
by Judge Wilkerson. 

We believe that as Mayor of Chicago that you 
should report to Judge Wilkerson the present status 
of the negotiations between the Committee on Lo- 
cal Transportation and the representatives of the 
Court with the end in view that the Court may be 
fully advised of the reasons why we are unable to 
reach agreements which will be satisfactory to 
Your Honor, the City Council and the People. 

Subcommittee Appointed by the 
Committee on Local Transportation 

(Signed) James R. Quinn, 

Chairman. 



(Copy) 

Ordered, That the Mayor be and he hereby is 
authorized to bring to the attention of the United 
States District Court in which the so-called traction 
cases are pending the present status of the negotia- 
tions between the Committee on Local Transporta- 
tion of the City Council and the Negotiators here- 
tofore appointed by the court as set forth in the 
report of the Subcommittee on Drafting in its com- 
munication of this date to the Mayor and presented 
by the Mayor to the City Council. 



(Signed) 



James R. Quinn, 
Alderman, 50th Ward. 



CITY CLERK. 



Report of Acceptances and Bonds Filed. 

The City Clerk submitted the following report, 
which was ordered published and placed on file: 



Office of the City Clerk J 
Chicago, November 29, 1939.J 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with the provisions 
of the Municipal Code of Chicago, I hereby make 
report of acceptances and bonds filed in this office: 

One La Salle Company: acceptance and bond, 
ordinance passed October 18, 1939, vault; filed 
November 2, 1939; 

Norwegian American Hospital: acceptance and 
bond, ordinance passed October 18, 1939, cov- 
ered bridge or passageway; filed November 8, 
1939; 

The Chicago Theological Seminary: acceptance 
and bond, ordinance passed October 18, 1939, 
conduit; filed November 9, 1939; 

The Chicago Screw Co.: acceptance and bond, 
ordinance passed October 18, 1939, conduit; filed 
November 14, 1939. 



Respectfully yours. 



(Signed) 



LUDWIG D. Schreiber, 

City Clerk. 



Reports of Newspaper Publications of Ordinances. 

The City Clerk submitted the following communi- 
cations, which were ordered published and placed on 
file: 

Office of the City Clerk, ( 
Chicago, November 29, 1939.| 

To the Honorable, the City Council: » 

Gentlemen — You are hereby advised that an or- 
dinance passed November 15, 1939, appearing on 
pages 1179-1182 of the Journal of the Proceedings 
of said date, authorizing the issuance of Water- 
Works System Certificates of Indebtedness in the 
principal amount of $3,000,000.00, and providing 
for payment thereof, was officially published in the 
Chicago Journal of Commerce on Thursday, No- 
vember 16, 1939. 



Respectfully yours. 



(Signed) 



LuDwiG D. Schreiber, 

City Clerk. 



Office of the City Clerk, ( 
Chicago, November 29, 1939.J 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — ^You are hereby advised that the 
ordinances listed below, passed October 30, 1939 
(appearing in the Journal of the Proceedings on 
the respective pages noted), were officially pub- 
lished in the Chicago Journal of Commerce on Sat- 
urday, November 18, 1939: 

1. Increase in membership of the Chicago 
Plan Commission (p. 1153). 

2. Advancement of the autumn date for the 
furnishing of heat in tenement houses, hotels, etc. 
(pp. 1162-1163). 

3. Limitation of parking privileges on N. 
Clark street, between W. Balmoral and W. Edge- 
water avenues (p. 1142). 



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4. Designation of E. and W. 115th street, as a 
"through" traffic street, between S. Doty avenue 
and S. Halsted street (pp. 1142-1143). 

5. Prohibition, at all times, against the park- 
ing of vehicles on W. 19th street (south side), 
between S. Blue Island avenue and the alley east 
thereof (p. 1143). 

6. Prohibition, during specified hours, against 
the parking of vehicles on S. St. Lawrence ave- 
nue, between E. 111th and E. 112th streets (p. 
1143). 

Respectfully yours, 



(Signed) 



LUDWIG D. SCHREIBER, 

City Clerk. 



Report Concerning the Filing of- an Oath of Office 
(James C. Burke). 

The City Clerk submitted the following communi- 
cation, which was ordered published and placed on 
file: 

Office of the City Clerk, ) 
Chicago, November 29, 1939.J 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — ^You are hereby advised that James 
C. Burke has duly taken and subscribed the oath 
of office as prescribed by statute, as a Member of 
the Retirement Board of the Laborers' and Retire- 
ment Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund, 
which oath was filed in this office on November 16, 
1939. 

Yours truly. 



(Signed) 



LUDWIG D. SCHREIBER, 

City Clerk. 



Designation of the Period January 14-28, 1940 as 
"Boys' Job Weeks in Chicago." 

The City Clerk presented the following proclama- 
tion of Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, which was 
ordered published and placed on file: 

Office of the Mayor. 

A Proclamation 

Whereas, it is vital that the young people of Chi- 
cago be given every possible opportunity to make 
themselves useful to the community and their fam- 
ilies and themselves; and 

Whereas, a large number of Chicago boys are 
in need of employment and are available for full 
time or after school and week end positions; and 

Whereas, the Boys' Brotherhood Republic of Chi- 
cago, a nationally recognized institution, is to con- 
duct a special campaign during the month of Janu- 
ary for the purpose of securing positions not only 
for members of their own group but for other boys 
throughout the city; 

Now, Therefore, I hereby declare the period from 
January 14 to 28, inclusive, 1940, to be Boys' Job 
Weeks in Chicago, and I sincerely urge all business 
firms and householders to give special attention to 
this laudable movement and, wherever possible, 
provide jobs which will assist worthy young men 
to take their rightful places in our economic system 



and to enable them to become better and more use- 
ful citizens of this great community. 

Signed this sixteenth day of November, A. D., 
1939. 



(Signed) 



Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 



Report of Approval by the State of Illinois (Inclusion 

of Portions of E, Ohio St. and Sheridan Road in 

the Arterial Highway System of the City 

of Chicago). 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, which was ordered published and placed on 
file: 

State of Illinois," 
Department of Public Works and Buildings, _ 
Division of Highways, ' 
Springfield, November 22, 1939. 

City — M. F. T. 
Chicago 
Arterial Streets. 

Mr. Ludwig D. Schreiher, City Clerk, Room 107, 
City Hall, Chicago, Illinois: 

Dear Sir — On August 31, 1934, this Department 
withheld approval on the designation of several 
streets designated by the City Council June 13, 
1934, as they were coincident with State Aid 
Routes. Some of these State Aid Routes have now 
been abandoned and we are approving today the 
following Arterial Streets: 

Ohio street from Michigan avenue to Lake 
Shore drive. 

Sheridan road from Foster avenue to Byron 
street. 

Sheridan road from Sheffield avenue to Lake 
Shore drive. 

Very truly yovirs, 



(Signed) 

Approved: 

(Signed) 



Ernst Lieberman, 
Chief Highway Engineer. 



F. L. Smith, 
Director. 



Notice as to a Claim for Damages on Account of 
Subway Construction. 

The City Clerk presented a notice as to a claim for 
damages on account of subway construction from the 
owners and lessees of property known as the Monad- 
nock Block, being the block bounded by S. Dearborn 
street, W. Van Buren street, S. Federal street and W. 
Jackson boulevard, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 



Claim of Sam Scully. 

The City Clerk presented a claim of Sam Scully for 
a refund of license fee, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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CITY COMPTROLLER. DEPARTMENT OF LAW. 



Departmental and Comptroller's Estimates for the 
Year 1940. 

The City Clerk presented the following commtmi- 
cation, submitted by the City Comptroller, which was, 
together with the estimates submitted therewith, re- 
ferred to the Committee on Finance: 



Office of the City Comptroller 
Chicago, November 29, 1939 



:} 



To the Honorable Mayor and City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — The Comptroller respectfully sub- 
mits herewith his estimates of the resources avail- 
able for appropriations payable from the Corporate 
Purposes Fund, Water Works Fund and Vehicle Tax 
Fund for the year 1940. 

Estimated revenues will not permit appropria- 
tions necessary to meet all departmental require- 
ments, estimates of which are included in this re- 
port. 

The Comptroller has allocated the estimated 
revenue for objects and purposes which are deemed 
indispensable. 

The Comptroller's survey reveals that there is 
urgent need for additional essential services, which 
must necessarily be deferred for lack of revenue. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



R. B. Upham, 
Comptroller. 



Filing of Duplicate Payrolls. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, submitted by the City Comptroller, which was, 
together with the duplicate payrolls submitted there- 
with, ordered placed on file: 

Department of Finance,] 
Chicago, November 29, 1939. f 

Hon. Ludwig D. Schreiber, City Clerk: 

Dear Sir — The City Comptroller delivers to you 
herewith the following copies of pay rolls for filing: 



Labor 
periods. 

(Signed) 



and Miscellaneous — Nov. 8 to 22, 1939 



Very truly yours, 
R. 



B. Upham, 
Comptroller. 



BOARD OF HEALTH. 



Proposed Regulation of the Manufacture and Sale of 
Custard Cream-Filled Bakery Goods. 

The City Clerk presented a communication, sub- 
mitted by the President of the Board of Health, trans- 
mitting an ordinance to regulate the manufacture and 
sale of custard cream-filled bakery goods, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Health. 



Report of a Decision of the Illinois Appellate Court in 

a Suit Growing Out of Fees for the Inspection of 

Mechanical Ventilation Equipment. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, submitted by the Corporation Counsel, which 
was ordered published and placed on file: 

Department of Law,| 
Chicago, November 27, 1939.) 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — The decision having become final 
by the denial of a petition for rehearing, we hereby 
report to you the ruling by the Appellate Court of 
Illinois, First District, in favor of the City of Chi- 
cago in the case of City of Chicago, Plaintiff, v. 
Western Shade Cloth Company, a corporation, De- 
fendant, Appellate Court No. 40585. 

This suit was brought on June 3, 1937 for $427 
as fees for inspection of mechanical ventilation 
equipment used by the defendant at its place of 
business, pursuant to provisions of Section 2230, 
Revised Chicago Code of 1931. The defendant con- 
tended that the use of its mechanical ventilation 
equipment was exclusively in connection with its 
manufacturing process in the manufacture of shade 
cloth, and that it had no relation to the supplying 
of air to its employees and that therefore the ordi- 
nance was invalid as to them in that sufficient air 
was supplied to employees without the necessity of, 
mechanical ventilation equipment. 

The trial court entered judgment for the city for 
inspection fees based on the capacity of the equip- 
ment, overruling the defense contention that the 
ordinance was ur^reasonable, invalid and inappli- 
cable to its factory. The judgment was sustained 
by the Appellate Court. 

While the denial of the petition for rehearing 
in the Appellate Court makes the Appellate Court 
judgment final as to that court, it does not, of 
course, preclude an appeal from that judgment to 
the Supreme Court of the State. 



(Signed) 

Approved: 
(Signed) 



Respectfully submitted, 

L. Louis Karton, 
Assistant Corporation Counsel. 



Joseph T. Grossman, 

Acting Corporation Counsel. 



BOARD OF APPEALS (ZONING). 



Recommendation for Denial of a Variation from the 

Requirements of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance 

(No. 2119 W. Huron St.). 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, submitted by the Secretary of the Board of 
Appeals, which was, together with the resolution sub- 
mitted therewith, referred to the Committee on Build- 
ings and Zoning: 



November 29, 1939 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 



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Board of Appeals, Zoning,] 
Chicago, November 24, 193 9. J 

Honorable Ludwig D. Schreiher, City Clerk: 

Dear Sir — I have been directed to inform you 
that the resolution adopted by the Board of Appeals 
in case Cal. 102-39-Z, affecting premises at 2119 
W. Huron street, which was returned by the City 
Council for further consideration on October 30, 
1939, was reconsidered by the Board at its meeting 
held on November 20, 1939. 

The Board adhered to its previous decision of rec- 
ommending the denial of a variation in this instance 
and the resolution is returned herewith. 



Very truly yours, 



(Signed) 



Mary S. Florence, 

Secretary. 



In the Matter of Applications for Allowances of Varia- 
tions from the Requirements of the Chicago 
Zoning Ordinance. 

The City Clerk presented a communication, sub- 
mitted by the Board of Appeals under date of Novem- 
ber 27, 1939, transmitting resolutions concerning 
applications for allowances of variations from the re- 
quirements of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance, upon 
which it had held public hearings, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 

The following is a summary of said resolutions: 

Denial of Variation Recommended: 

No. 2105 N. Melvina avenue, 

Nos. 731-743 W. Englewood avenue. 

No. 8913 S. Normal avenue, 

Nos. 6610-6630 S. Ashland avenue, and 

No. 8116 S. Stony Island avenue. 

Granting of Variation Recommended: 

Nos. 7541-7543 S. State street, 

Nos. 1233-1235 N. Honore street, and 

Nos. 3533-3543 E. 100th street. 



tors of the Chicago Public Library, transmitting esti- 
mates for appropriations and tax levies for public 
library purposes for the year 1940, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



ANNUITY AND BENEFIT FUNDS. 



Estimates for Tax Levies for the Year 1940. 

The City Clerk presented certified copies of resolu- 
tions adopted by retirement boards certifying to the 
City Council the amounts of taxes required to be 
levied for the year 1940 in order to provide revenixe 
for the respective annuity and benefit funds, as fol- 
lows: 

Board of Election Commissioners Employees' 
Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago; 

Firemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago; 

Laborers' and Retirement Board Employees' An- 
nuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago; 

Municipal Court and Law Department Employ- 
ees' Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago; 

Municipal Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund 
of Chicago; and 

Policemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chi- 
cago. 

which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



FINANCE. 



PUBLIC VEHICLE LICENSE COMMISSIONER. 



Proposed Establishment of a Taxicab Stand at Nos. 
5907-5915 W. Madison St. 

The City Clerk presented a communication, sub- 
mitted by the Public Vehicle License Commissioner, 
transmitting an ordinance for the establishment of a 
taxicab stand at Nos. 5907-5915 W. Madison street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 



THE CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY. 



Estimate for Appropriations and Tax Levies for the 
Year 1940. 

The City Clerk presented a communication, sub- 
mitted by the Acting Secretary of the Board of Direc- 



Authorization for the Acquisition of Easements Nos. 

69, 72, 78, 92, 101, 138, 143 and 144 for Right-of- 

Way Purposes for Development of the 

Lakes-to-Gulf Waterway. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an ordinance submitted 
therewith to authorize the securing of Easements Nos. 
69, 72, 78, 92, 101, 138, 143 and 144 for right-of-way 
purposes for development of the Lakes-to-Gulf 
Waterway. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 



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November 29, 1939 



Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, S'ain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, the United States of America has 
widened, deepened and straightened the Calumet 
and Little Calumet Rivers, in the development of 
the proposed Lakes-to-Gulf Waterway; and 

Whereas, as a condition precedent to the said 
river improvement, the United States of America 
required that local interests secure the necessary 
right-of-way free of cost to it; and. 

Whereas, the City of Chicago has provided funds 
for the purchase of the necessary lands lying with- 
in the City limits required for said right-of-way; 
now, therefore 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and he is hereby authorized to secure an 
easement to be designated "Easement No. 69", run- 
ning to the United States of America, for right-of- 
way purposes for the development of the Lakes-to- 
Gulf Waterway, over the following described 
property, to wit: 

Parcel "A" 

That part of Lots Six (6), Seven (7), Twenty- 
nine (29) and Thirty (30) in Block One (1) in 
Pater's Harbor View, a subdivision of Blocks 
Three (3), Four (4), Five (5), Six (6), Eleven 
(11), Twelve (12), Thirteen (13), Seventeen 
(17), Eighteen (18), Nineteen (19), Twenty 
(20), Twenty-one (21), Twenty-two (22), 
Twenty-seven (27), Twenty-eight (28), Twen- 
ty-nine (29), Thirty (30), Thirty-one (31) and 
Thirty-two (32) of Hewitt's Subdivision of the 
West Half (WV2) of the Southeast Quarter 
(SEiA) and the East Half (EVz) of the South- 
west Quarter (SWy4) of Section Thirty-six (36), 
Township Thirty-seven (37) North, Range Four- 
teen (14) East of the Third Principal Meridian, 
in the City of Chicago, County of Cook, State of 
Illinois, lying Northeasterly of a cut line de- 
scribed as follows: 

Beginning at a point on the South line of said 
Section Thirty-six (36), eight hundred (800) 
feet West of the East line of said Section; 
thence North parallel to the East line of said 
Section, five hundred and forty (540) feet; 
thence Northwesterly along a straight line to 
a point one thousand and twenty-two and 
twenty-six one-hundredths (1022.26) feet 
West of the East line, and one thousand and 
twenty-five (1025) feet North of the South 
line of said Section; thence Northwesterly 
along a straight line to the North line of the 
Southeast Quarter (SEy4) of said Section, said 
point being two thousand two hundred and for- 



ty-eight and seven one-hundredths (2248.07) 
feet West of the East line of said Section. 

Parcel "B" 

Also that part of Lots Six (6), Seven (7), 
Eight (8), Twenty-nine (29) and Thirty (30) in 
Block One (1) aforesaid, lying within the limits 
of a slope, said slope being a continuous plane 
intersecting aforesaid cut line at Elevation 
twelve and one-half (12%) feet below Chicago 
City Datum and ascending Southwesterly from 
said cut line at the rate of One (1) foot verti- 
cally to Two (2) feet horizontally, said slope 
ratio measured at right angles from said cut 

LINE 

as shown on attached plat marked Exhibit "A", 
said easement to be acquired subject to general 
taxes for 1935 and subsequent years; and the City 
Comptroller and the City Treasurer are authorized 
and directed to pay out of Account 70-S-9 vouch- 
ers covering the consideration to be paid the 
grantors, being the sum of One Thousand Four 
Hundred Three and 25/lOOths Dollars ($1403.25), 
when presented and properly approved by the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 2. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and he is hereby authorized to secure an 
easement to be designated "Easement No. 72", 
running to the United States of America, for right- 
of way purposes for the development of the Lakes- 
to-Gulf Waterway, over the following described 
property, to wit: 

Parcel "A" 

That part of Lot Three (3), including streets 
and alleys abutting same, in Block One (1) in 
Pater's Harbor View, a subdivision of Blocks 
Three (3), Four (4), Five (5), Six (6), Eleven 
(11), Twelve (12), Thirteen (13), Seventeen 
(17), Eighteen (18), Nineteen (19), Twenty 
(20), Twenty-one (21), Twenty-two X22), 
Twenty-seven (27), Twenty-eight (28), Twen- 
ty-nine (29), Thirty (30), Thirty-one (31) and 
Thirty-two (32) of Hewitt's Subdivision of the 
West Half (WVz) of the Southeast Quarter 
(SEiA) and the East Half (EVa) of the South- 
west Quarter (SW1/4) of Section Thirty-six (36), 
Township Thirty-seven (37) North, Range Four- 
teen (14) East of the Third Principal Meridian, 
in the City of Chicago, County of Cook, State of 
Illinois, lying Northeasterly of a cut line de- 
scribed as follows: 

Beginning at a point on the South line of 
said Section Thirty-six (36), eight hundred 
(800) feet West of the East line of said Sec- 
tion; thence North parallel to the East line of 
said Section, five hundred and forty (540) 
feet; thence Northwesterly along a straight 
line to a point one thousand and twenty-two 
and twenty-six one-hundredths (1022.26) 
feet West of the East line, and one thousand 
and twenty-five (1025) feet North of the South 
line of said Section; thence Northwesterly 
along a straight line to the North line of the 
Southeast Quarter of said Section, said point 
being two thousand two hundred and forty- 
eight and seven one-hundredths (2248.07) 
feet West of the East line of said Section. 

Parcel "B" 

Also that part of Lot Three (3), including 
streets and alleys abutting same, in Block One 



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(1) aforesaid, lying within the limits of a slope, 
said slope being a continuous plane intersecting 
aforesaid cut line at Elevation twelve and one- 
half (12%) feet below Chicago City Datum and 
ascending Southwesterly from said cut line at 
the rate of One (1) foot vertically to Two (2) 
feet horizontally, said slope ratio measured at 
right angles from said cut line 

as shown on attached plat marked Exhibit "A", 
said Easement to be acquired subject to general 
taxes for 1935 and subsequent years; and the City 
Comptroller and the City Treasurer are authorized 
and directed to pay out of Account 70-S-9, 
vouchers covering the consideration to be paid the 
grantors, being the sum of Three Hundred Six and 
60/100 Dollars ($306.60), when presented and 
properly approved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Section 3. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and he is hereby authorized to secure an 
easement to be designated "Easement No. 78", 
running to the United States of America, for right- 
of-way purposes for the development of the Lakes- 
to-Gulf Waterway, over the following described 
property, to wit: 

Parcel "A" 

That part of Lot Four (4), including streets 
and alleys abutting same, in Block One (1) in 
Pater's Harbor View, a subdivision of Blocks 
Three (3), Four (4), Five (5), Six (6), Eleven 
(11), Twelve (12), Thirteen (13), Seventeen 
(17), Eighteen (18), Nineteen (19), Twenty 
(20), Twenty-one (21), Twenty-two (22), 
Twenty-seven (27), Twenty-eight (28), Twen- 
ty-nine (29), Thirty (30), Thirty-one (31) and 
Thirty-two (32) of Hewitt's Subdivision of the 
West Half (WVa) of the Southeast Quarter 
(SEiA) and the East Half (EVa) of the South- 
west Quarter (SW^A) of Section Thirty-six (36), 
Township Thirty-seven (37) North, Range Four- 
teen (14) East of the Third Principal Meridian, 
in the City of Chicago, County of Cook, State 
of Illinois, lying Northeasterly of a cut line de- 
scribed as follows : 

Beginning at a point on the South line of said 
Section Thirty-six (36), eight hundred (800) 
feet West of the East line of said Section; 
thence North parallel to the East line of said 
Section, five hundred and forty (540) feet; 
thence Northwesterly along a straight line to 
a point one thousand and twenty-two and 
twenty-six one-hundredths (1022.26) feet 
West of the East line, and one thousand and 
twenty-five (1025) feet North of the South line 
of said Section; thence Northwesterly along a 
straight line to the North line of the Southeast 
Quarter (SE14) of said Section, said point be- 
ing two thousand two hundred and forty-eight 
and seven one-hundredths (2248.07) feet West 
of the East line of said Section. 

Parcel "B" 

Also that part of Lot Four (4), including 
streets and alleys abutting same, in Block One 
(1) aforesaid, lying within the limits of a slope, 
said slope being a continuous plane intersecting 
aforesaid cut line at Elevation twelve and one- 
half (121/2) feet below Chicago City Datum and 
ascending Southwesterly from said cut line at 
the rate of One (1) foot vertically to Two (2) 



feet horizontally, said slope ratio measured at 
right angles from said cut line, 

as shown on attached plat marked Exhibit "A", said 
easement to be acquired subject to general taxes 
for 1935 and subsequent years; and the City Comp- 
troller and the City Treasurer are authorized and 
directed to pay out of Account 70-S-9, vouchers 
covering the consideration to be paid the grantors, 
being the sum of Three Hundred Six and 60/100 
Dollars ($306.60), when presented and properly 
approved by the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 4. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and he is hereby authorized to secure an 
easement to be designated "Easement No. 92", run- 
ning to the United States of America, for right-of- 
way purposes for the development of the Lakes- 
to-Gulf Waterway, over the following described 
property, to wit: 

Parcel "A" 

That part of Lots Thirty-one (31) and Thirty- 
two (32), including streets and alleys abutting 
same, in Block Two (2) of Hewitt's Subdivision 
of the West Half (Wy2) of the Southeast Quarter 
(SEy4) and the East Half (EV2) of the South- 
west Quarter (SWy4) of Section Thirty-six (36), 
Township Thirty-seven (37) North, Range Four- 
teen (14) East of the Third Principal Meridian, 
in the City of Chicago, County of Cook, State of 
Illinois, lying Northeasterly of a cut line de- 
scribed as follows: 

Beginning at a point on the South line of said 
Section Thirty-six (36), eight hundred (800) 
feet West of the East line of said Section; 
thence North parallel to the East line of said 
Section, five hundred and forty (540) feet; 
thence Northwesterly along a straight line to 
a point one thousand and twenty-two and 
twenty-six one-hundredths (1022.26) feet 
West of the East line, and one thousand and 
twenty-five (1025) feet North of the South line 
of said Section; thence Northwesterly along a 
straight line to the North line of the South- 
east Quarter (SE%) of said Section, said point 
being two thousand two hundred and forty- 
eight and seven one-hundredths (2248.07) feet 
West of the East line of said Section. 

Parcel "B" 

Also that part of Lots Thirty-one (31) and 
Thirty-two (32), including streets and alleys 
abutting same, in Block Two (2) aforesaid, lying 
within the limits of a slope, said slope being a 
continuous plane intersecting aforesaid cut line 
at Elevation twelve and one-half (12y2) feet be- 
low Chicago City Datum and ascending South- 
westerly from said cut line at the rate of One 
(1) foot vertically to Two (2) feet horizontally, 
said slope ratio measured at right angles from 
said CUT line, 

as shown on attached plat marked Exhibit "A", said 
easement to be acquired subject to general taxes 
for 1935 and subsequent years; and the City Comp- 
troller and the City Treasurer are authorized and 
directed to pay out of Account 70-S-9, vouchers 
covering the consideration to be paid the grantors, 
being the sum of Three Hundred Ninety-six and 
no/100 Dollars ($396.00), when presented and 
properly approved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 



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Section 5. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and he is hereby authorized to secure 
an easement to be designated "Easement No. 101", 
running to the United States of America, for right- 
of-way purposes for the development of the Lakes- 
to-Gulf Waterway, over the following described 
property, to wit: 

Parcel "A" 

All of Lot Ten (10) including streets and alleys 
abutting same, in Block Two (2) in Hewitt's sub- 
division of the West Half (W Va ) of the Southeast 
Quarter (SE1/4) and the East Half (EVa) of the 
Southwest Quarter (SWy4) of Section Thirty- 
six (36) Township Thirty-seven (37) North, 
Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook, 
State of Illinois, 

as shown on attached plat marked Exhibit "A", said 
easement to be acquired subject to general taxes for 
1935 and subsequent years; and the City Comp- 
troller and the City Treasurer are authorized and 
directed to pay out of Account 70-S-9 vouchers 
covering the consideration to be paid the grantors, 
being the sum of Two Hundred Twenty-five and 
no/100 Dollars ($225.00), when presented and 
properly approved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Section 6. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and he is hereby authorized to secure an 
easement to be designated "Easement No. 138" run- 
ning to the United States of America, for right-of- 
way purposes for the development of the Lakes-to- 
Gulf Waterway, over the following described 
property, to wit: 

Parcel "B" 

That part of Lot seven (7), including streets 
and alleys abutting same. Block 5 in Hoy, Hess 
& Glaescher Addition to Chicago, being a sub- 
division of that part of the Northeast Quarter 
(NEy4) of the Southeast Quarter (SEy4) of 
Section Thirty-six (36), Township Thirty-seven 
(37) North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the 
Third Princial Meridian, lying South and West 
of the Calumet River, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook, State of Illinois, lying within the 
limits of a slope, said slope being a continuous 
plane intersecting a cut line at Elevation twelve 
and one-half (12%) feet below Chicago City 
Datum and ascending Northeasterly from said 
cut line at the rate of one ( 1 ) foot vertically to 
Two (2) feet horizontally, said slope ratio meas- 
ured at right angles from the cut line, said cut 
line described as follows. 

Beginning at a point thirty-three (33) feet 
West of the East line of said Section Thirty- 
six (36), and two hundred and twenty (220) 
feet North of the South line of said Section; 
thence Northwesterly along a straight line to 
a point seventy-five (75) feet West of the East 
line and two hundred and sixty-two (262) feet 
North of the South line of said Section; thence 
Northwesterly along a straight line to a point 
on the North line of the Southeast Quarter 
(SEi/4), said point being one thousand eight 
hundred and seventy-three and seven one- 
hundredths (1873.07) feet West of the East 
line of said Section, 

as shown on attached plat marked Exhibit "A", 
said Easement to be acquired subject to general 
taxes for 1935 and subsequent years; and the City 



Comptroller and the City Treasurer are authorized 
and directed to pay out of Account 70-S-9, vouch- 
ers covering the consideration to be paid the grant- 
ors, being the sum of Two Hundred Nine and 85/100 
Dollars ($209.85) when presented and properly ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 7. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and he is hereby authorized to secure an 
easement to be designated "Easement No. 143", 
running to the United States of America, for right- 
of-way purposes for the development of the Lakes- 
to-Gulf Waterway, over the following described 
property, to wit: 

Parcel "A" 

That part of Lot Thirty-five (35), including 
streets and alleys abutting same, in Block One 
(1) in Hewitt's Subdivision of the West Half 
iWV^) of the Southeast Quarter (SEy4) and the 
East Half (Eya) of the Southwest Quarter 
(SWy4) of Section Thirty-six (36), Township 
Thirty-seven (37) North, Range Fourteen (14) 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, in the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook, State of Illinois, lying 
Southwesterly of a cut line described as follows: 

Beginning at a point thirty-three (33) feet 
West of the East line of said Section Thirty- 
six (36), and two hundred and twenty (220) 
feet North of the South line of said Section; 
thence Northwesterly along a straight line to a 
point seventy-five (75) feet West of the East 
line and two hundred and sixty-two (262) feet 
North of the South line of said Section; thence 
Northwesterly along a straight line to a point 
on the North line of the Southeast Quarter 
(SEi/4), said point being one thousand eight 
hundred and seventy-three and seven one- 
hundredths (1873.07) feet West of the East line 
of said Section. 

Parcel "B" 

Also that part of Lot Thirty-five (35), includ- 
ing streets and alleys abutting same, in Block 
One (1) aforesaid, lying within the limits of a 
slope, said slope being a continuous plane inter- 
secting aforesaid cut line at Elevation twelve 
and one-half (12y2) feet below Chicago City 
Datum and ascending Northeasterly from said 
cut line at the rate of One ( 1 ) foot vertically to 
Two (2) feet horizontally, said slope ratio meas- 
ured at right angles from said cut line. 

Parcel "A" 

All of Lots Twelve (12) to Seventeen (17), 
including streets and alleys abutting same, both 
inclusive, in Block Two (2) in Hewitt's Subdi- 
vision of the West Half (WVz) of the Southeast 
Quarter (SEy4) and the East Half (EVz) of the 
Southwest Quarter (SWy4) of Section Thirty- 
six (36), Township Thirty- seven (37) North, 
Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook, 
State of Illinois, 

as shown on attached plat marked Exhibit "A", said 
easement to be acquired subject to general taxes 
for 1935 and subsequent years; and the City Comp- 
troller and the City Treasurer are authorized and 
directed to pay out of Account 70-S-9 vouchers 
covering the consideration to be paid the grantors, 
being the sum of One Thousand Five Hundred 
Fourteen and 25/100 Dollars ($1,514.25), when pre- 



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sented and properly approved by the Commissioner 
of Public Works. 

Section 8. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and he is hereby authorized to secure 
an easement to be designated "Easement No. 144," 
running to the United States of America, for right- 
of-way purposes for the development of the Lakes- 
to-Gulf Waterway, over the following described 
property, to wit: 

Parcel "A" 

That part of Lots Twenty-one (21) and Twen- 
ty-two (22), including streets and alleys abutting 
same, in Block One (1) in Hewitt's Subdivision 
of the West Half (W V2 ) of the Southeast Quarter 
(SEy4) and the East Half (E^) of the Southwest 
Quarter (SW^A) of Section Thirty-six (36), 
Township Thirty-seven (37) North, Range Four- 
teen (14) East of the Third Principal Meridian, 
in the City of Chicago, County of Cook, State of 
Illinois, lying Southwesterly of a cut line de- 
scribed as follows: 

Beginning at a point thirty-three (33) feet 
West of the East line of said Section Thirty- 
six (36), and two hundred and twenty (220) 
feet North of the South line of said Section; 
thence Northwesterly along a straight line to 
a point seventy-five (75) feet West of the East 
line and two hundred and sixty-two (262) 
feet North of the South line of said Section; 
thence Northwesterly along a straight line to 
a point on the North line of the Southeast 
Quarter (SEy4), said point being one thousand 
eight hundred and seventy-three and seven 
one-hundredths (1873.07) feet West of the 
East line of said Section. 

Parcel "B" 

Also that part of Lots Twenty-one (21) and 
Twenty-two (22), including streets and alleys 
abutting same, in Block One ( 1 ) aforesaid, lying 
within the limits of a slope, said slope being a 
continuous plane intersecting aforesaid cut line 
at Elevation twelve and one-half (I21/2) feet be- 
low Chicago City Datum and ascending North- 
easterly from said cut line at the rate of One 
(1) foot vertically to Two (2) feet horizontally, 
said slope ratio measured at right angles from 
said cut line, 

as shown on attached plat marked Exhibit "A", said 
easement to be acquired subject to general taxes 
for 1935 and subsequent years; and the City Comp- 
troller and the City Treasurer are authorized and 
directed to pay out of Account 70-S-9, vouchers 
covering the consideration to be paid the grantors, 
being the sum of Four Hundred Thirty and 50/100 
Dollars ($430.50) when presented and properly 
approved lay the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 9. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 



Authorization for the Sale of School Fund Land at 
W. Jackson Boul. and S. Laramie Av. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
ferred (November 15, 1939) a bid for the purchase of 
School Fund land at W. Jackson boulevard and S. 
Laramie avenue, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an ordinance submitted therewith. 



Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn 
—46. 

Nays — None. 

Alderman Upton thereupon moved to reconsider 
the foregoing vote. Seconded by Alderman Rowan. 

The motion to reconsider was lost. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

An Ordinance 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the City of Chicago hereby ac- 
cepts the proposal dated October 24, 1939, by the 
Catholic Bishop of Chicago, for the purchase of the 
following described property: 

That part of Lots 71 and 72 lying East of the 
East line of S. Laramie avenue (except those 
parts of said lots taken for streets) in School 
Trustees Subdivision of the North part of Section 
16, Township 39 North, Range 13, East of the 
Third Principal Meridian, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois, bounded by 
W. Quincy street, W. Jackson boulevard, S. Lea- 
mington avenue and S. Laramie avenue, in the 
City of Chicago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois, 

the purchase price therefor being the sum of Sixty 
one thousand seventy-five Dollars ($61,075.00). 

Section 2. That the Mayor and the City Clerk 
are authorized to sign a deed, approved as to form 
by the Corporation Counsel, for the conveyance of 
said premises to said bidder or nominee, and the 
City Comptroller, on receipt of the remainder of 
the purchase price is authorized to deliver said deed 
to the purchaser. The City Clerk is hereby author- 
ized to deliver to the City Comptroller the certified 
check for $6,107.50 which was enclosed with said 
proposal as earnest money and the City Comp- 
troller is authorized to pay, from said purchase 
money, any amounts necessary to reimburse the 
City of Chicago for expense incident to the sale, 
and any amounts necessary to provide merchant- 
able evidence of title and to remove any existing 
objections to the present title to said premises; and 
to pay the net proceeds of the sale to the Board 
of Education. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage and approval. 



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Authorization for Transfers of Funds in Appropria- 
tions from the Motor Fuel Tax Fund. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending tiie passage of an ordinance submitted 
tlaerewith to authiorize transfers of funds in appropria- 
tions from the Motor Fuel Tax Fund. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 



said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Dufify, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, S'ain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 



Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago: 



Section 1. That the City Comptroller and the City Treasurer be and they are hereby authorized and 
directed to make the following transfer of funds for the year 1939. The department head making the re- 
quest for this transfer has certified that such transfer from the account shown will leave sufficient unen- 
cumbered appropriation to meet all liabilities that have been or may be incurred during the year 1939, 
payable from such appropriation: 



From 
Account 



Purpose 



Amount 



To 
Account 



Purpose 



Amount 



377-X-66 Construction of Bridges $591,000.00 336-S-60 For street reconstruction 

purposes $591,000.00 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage. 



Authorization for Transfers of Funds in Appropria- 
tions for the Department of Streets and Electricity. 

The Comniittee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an ordinance submitted 
therewith to authorize transfers of funds in appropri- 
ations for the Department of Streets and Electricity. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 



The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, S'ain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 



Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the City Comptroller be and he is hereby authorized and directed to make the follow- 
ing transfer of funds for the Bureau of Streets for the year 1939: 



From 
Account 



Purpose 



Amount 



63-L-40 For removal of ashes and refuse 
by freight cars from loading 
platforms and for dump 
charges $160,000.00 



To 
Account Purpose Amount 

63-A-31 Salaries and wages $ 25,000.00 



63-S-32 Team hire 135,000.00 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage. 



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Authorization for Transfers of Funds in Appropria- 
tions for the City Clerk and Sundry Departments 
and Bureaus. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an ordinance submitted 
therewith to authorize transfers of funds in appropri- 
ations for the City Clerk and sundry departments and 
bureaus. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 



The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, S'ain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 



Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the City Comptroller and the City Treasurer be and they are hereby authorized and 
directed to make the following transfers of funds for the year 1939. The department heads making the 
requests for these transfers have certified that such transfers from the amounts shown will leave sufficient 
unencumbered appropriations to meet all liabilities that have been or may be incurred during the year 
1939, payable from such appropriations: 



From 
Account 



Purpose 



Amount 



To 

Account 



Purpose 



Amount 



225-C Material and supplies. 



City Clerk: 
.$ 1,200.00 225-A-4 



Overtime for employes in con- 
nection with the issuance of 
vehicle licenses, including 
mail orders and verification 
of tag and license numbers, 
at established rates $ 1,200.00 



29-H 

29-J 
29-L 



60-A-l 



60-A-5 
60-A-9 



Printing, stationery and office 

supplies $ 1,000.00 

Passenger transportation 10,000.00 

Impersonal services 1,000.00 



Bailiff of the Municipal Court: 

29-A Salaries and wages. 



.$12,000.00 



Salaries and wages — Division of 
Administrative Service and 
Vital Statistics $ 

Salaries and wages — Syphilis 
and Gonorrhea Section 

Salaries and wages — Division of 
Educational and Environ- 
mental Sanitation 



Board of Health: 

60-F 
60-J 
60-J-l 



1,250.00 
4,000.00 

3,500.00 



60-J-2 

60-L 

60-L-5 

60-C-3 



Fuel, light and power $ 500.00 

Passenger transportation 750.00 

Compensation for use of per- 
sonally-owned automobiles . . 2,000.00 

Food and Dairy Inspectors' 
transportation 

Impersonal services 

Telephone service 

Material and supplies — Munic- 
ipal Contagious Disease Hos- 
pital 



750.00 

1,000.00 

750.00 



3,000.00 



Department of Streets and Electricity: 
Bureau of Streets: 

63-A-31 Salaries and wages — Street and 

Alley Cleaning Division $80,500.00 63-S-32 Team and truck hire — Street 

63-A-32 Salaries and wages — Street and and Alley Cleaning Divi- 

AUey Cleaning Division 15,000.00 sion $95,500.00 

Department of Public Works: 
Bureau of Building Maintenance and Repairs: 
75-E-20 Repairs by contract or open 



order $ 5,000.00 75-C-20 Material and supplies 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage. 



.$ 5,000.00 



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Authorization for a Contract for Operation of a Res- 
taurant in the Administration Building at the 
Municipal Airport (Lake Shore Service Co.). 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an order submitted 
therewith to authorize a contract for operation of a 
restaurant in the administration building at the 
municipal airport. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, S'ain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with 
his letter of August 29, 1939, to enter into a two- 
year contract with the Lake Shore Service Com- 
pany in the amount of $17,400.00, for the operation 
of the restaurant in the Administration Building 



at the Chicago Municipal Airport; the authorization 
of this contract is being made on the basis that 
there shall be no subletting of the space designated 
under this contract and that there shall be no de- 
crease in the amount specified herein. 



Authorization for the Purchase of Supplies and Equip- 
ment for Sundry Departments. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an ordinance submitted 
therewith to authorize the purchase of supplies and 
equipment for sundry City departments. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, S'ain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 



Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public Works be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with 
the several requests of the Superintendent of the Bureau of Central Purchasing, hereto attached, to pur- 
chase for the departments listed below, from the bidders shown, without advertising for bids, supplies, 
materials, equipment and services listed herein and specified by the said departments or by the successful 
bidder: 

Date of 

Superin- Requi- 

tendent's sition 

Letter Number 



ll/17/'39 C-7530 



ll/24/'39 E-35339 



ll/24/'39 R-879X 



Unit or 
Total 
Nature of Purchase Quantity Price 

Clerk of the Municipal Court: 
Steel shelving, as specified.. $1,965.01 Total 

Department of Public Works: 
Bureau of Engineering: 
Tube bundle for oil cooler. .. 1 $ 526.00 Total 

Bureau of Sewers: 
Telegraph spoons with 10' 



Order Placed With 



Interior Steel Equipment 
Co. 



Schutte & Koerting Co. 



handles and 9" strap 400 $1,135.00 Total Crerar Adams & Co. 

Bureau of Parks, Recreation and Aviation. 
Municipal Airport: 

ll/17/'39 B-732 Ford sedan, including allow- 

ance on old Ford sedan to 

be traded in 1 $ 572.68 Total S & L Motor Co. 

Net 

Section 2. The City Comptroller and the City Treasurer are authorized to pass for payment vouchers 
covering these several purchases, when properly approved by the head of the department concerned. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage. 



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Authorization to the City Clerk to Pay for Additional 

Work in Connection with the Printing of General and 

Vehicle License Forms (Acme Corporation). 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an order submitted 
therewith to authorize the City Clerk to pay for ad- 
ditional work in connection with the printing of 
general and vehicle license forms for the year 1940. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Clin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, S'ain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Clerk be and he is hereby 
authorized, in accordance with his recommendation 
of November 27, 1939, attached hereto, to pay to 
the Acme Corporation an additional sum of $46.25 
from Account 225-H for additional printing of ve- 
hicle license forms for the year 1940, and an addi- 
tional sum of $89.88 on account of additional print- 
ing of additional general license forms for the year 
1940, payable from Account 25-H; and the City 
Comptroller and the City Treasurer are authorized 
and directed to pass for payment vouchers for same, 
when properly approved by the City Clerk. 



Authorization for the Purchase of a Water Main Test- 
ing Truck for the Bureau of Engineering 
(The White Motor Co.). 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an order submitted 
therewith to authorize the purchase of a water main 
testing truck for the Bureau of Engineering. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 



Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, S'ain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Whereas, The White Motor Company, on No- 
vember 30, 1938, submitted the lowest formal bid 
under City specification 133-38, amounting to 
$3,943.59, subject to a reduction of $200.00 as trade- 
in value for an old truck; and 

Whereas, The White Motor Company has during 
the year discontinued the production of the engines 
of the specified and offered size of 303 cubic-inch 
cylinder capacity; and 

Whereas, The supplementary equipment on the 
testing truck cannot be operated with a smaller size 
engine but requires the next larger size of 318-inch, 
costing $4,112.59; and 

Whereas, The Department of Public Works can 
utilize the old truck to advantage as compared with 
the present trade-in value; therefore, be it 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be authorized to enter into a contract with The 
White Motor Company, without advertising, for a 
water main testing truck as specified under City 
specification 133-38, with the exception of the sub- 
stitution of a 318-inch engine for the engine speci- 
fied, for a total net price of $4,112.59. 



Authorization for a Contract for Cylinder Oil for the 
Bureau of Engineering (Charles J. Sullivan Co.). 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an order submitted 
therewith to authorize a contract for cylinder oil for 
the Bureau of Engineering. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, S'ain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 



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The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to enter into a con- 
tract with Charles J. Sullivan Company, without 
further advertising for one tank car of approxi- 
mately 8,000 gallons of Compounded Cylinder Oil, 
in accordance with city specification 165-39, for the 
quoted price of 26 %c per gallon, F.O.B. tank car, 
Municipal Warehouse. 



Authorization for the Issuance of Permits and the 

Making of Inspections Free of Charge for the 

Improvement and Rehabilitation of Certain 

Playground Shelter Buildings. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an order submitted 
therewith to authorize the issuance of permits and 
the making of inspections free of charge for the im- 
provement and rehabilitation of certain playground 
shelter buildings. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, S'ain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings, the 
President of the Board of Health, the Commissioner 
of Streets and Electricity, and the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and they are hereby authorized 
and directed to issue all the necessary permits, in- 
cluding inspections, free of charge, to the Bureau 
of Parks, Recreation and Aviation for the construc- 
tion necessary to enclose the open portions of the 
existing playground shelter buildings at the follow- 
ing playgrounds: 

Adams Playground, 1919 Seminary avenue 
Boyce Athletic Field, 647 Root street 
Clark Playground, 4615 Jackson boulevard 
Haas Playground, 2402 N. Washtenaw avenue 
Kedvale-Hirsch Playground, 4134 Hirsch street 
Moore Playground, 5085 W. Adams street 
Murray Playground, 1743 W. 73rd street 
Paschen Playground, 1932 Lunt avenue 
State Athletic Field, 96th place and Wabash 
avenue 

Wolfe Playground, 3425 E. 108th street, 

in accordance with drawings prepared by the City 
Architect. These enclosures are to be erected as a 
part of W.P.A. Project No. 30107, now in progress, 
or its supplements. 



Authorization for the Purchase of Storage Batteries 

for the Department of Streets and Electricity 

(Electric Storage Battery Co.). 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an order submitted 
therewith to authorize the purchase of storage bat- 
teries for the Department of Streets and Electricity. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, S'ain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with 
the request of the Acting Commissioner of Streets 
and Electricity dated September 29, 1939, hereto at- 
tached, to enter into a contract without further 
advertising, with Electric Storage Battery Com- 
pany, covering the furnishing and delivering of 
three (3) storage batteries, at unit price quoted 
of $722.00 per battery respectively, minus credit 
allowance of $78.00 each respectively on three (3) 
sets of old battery plates to be turned in by the City 
of Chicago as part payment, under the terms and 
conditions shown in their proposal dated September 
18, 1939. 



Authorization for an Agreement for the Grant of an 
Easement to the City of Chicago to Construct a 
Portion of the Initial System of Subways under 
Certain Property North of W. Lake St. be- 
tween N. Canal St. and the South Branch 
of the Chicago River. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report: 

Chicago, November 29, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred a communication from the Commissioner of 
Subways and Traction in the matter of an agree- 
ment to be executed by the City of Chicago, the 
Chicago Union Station Company and various rail- 
roads in connection with the granting of an ease- 
ment to the City of Chicago, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of an ordinance submitted here- 
with (an ordinance authorizing an agreement to be 
executed by the City of Chicago, the Chicago Union 



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Station Company and various railroads in connec- 
tion with the granting of an easement to the City 
of Chicago). 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



J. M. Arvey, 
Chairman. 



The following communication was submitted with 
the foregoing report: 

Department of Subways and Traction,] 
Chicago, November 14, 1939. j 

To the Honorable, the Chairman and Members of 
the Committee on Finance of the City Council, 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith tentative form 
of agreement to be executed by the City of Chi- 
cago and the Chicago Union Station Company, the 
Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway Com- 
pany, The Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. 
Louis Railroad Company, The Pennsylvania Rail- 
road Company, and Henry A. Scandrett, Walter J. 
Cummings and George I. Haight, Trustees of the 
property of Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Paci- 
fic Railroad Company, granting an easement to the 
City of Chicago required for the construction of a 
portion of the Dearborn Street Subway, Contract 
T-3, in property owned by said station company, 
said railroad companies and said trustees between 
N. Canal street and the south branch of the Chicago 
River and north of W. Lake street. 

. Under the proposed agreement the grantors grant 
the easement to the City of Chicago for the sum of 
Thirty-six Thousand Dollars ($36,000.00) and the 
City agrees to construct the subway in, under and 
through the said easement and right of way in such 
manner as not to damage any existing buildings, 
tracks or other facilities owned by the grantors, or 
any existing viaducts in, over or across city streets, 
all of which are now located between the south 
branch of the Chicago River and N. Canal street 
and north of W. Lake street. 

This tentative agreement has been reached after 
several conferences with the representatives of the 
Union Station Company and the attorneys and real 
estate experts employed by the City, the PWA, and 
the railroad interests. The easement covers an area 
of 7062.6 square feet of property owned outright 
by the Union Station Company. There is also in- 
volved the construction through the area formerly 
occupied by vacated W. Water street of 2936.5 
square feet. No consideration has been given in the 
figures to this latter area, however, since in the 
vacation ordinance the City reserved the right to 
construct a subway through the vacated street. The 
original request of the Union Station Company was 
for a payment of approximately $90,000.00, based 
not only on the valuation of the property, but on 
the additional cost of future building foundations 
made necessary by the construction of the subway. 
We were finally able to arrive at a figure based on 
approximately 20% of the present value of the 
ground plus half our estimated cost of additional 
amount necessary for foundations of the future 
buildings. The project engineer, PWA, has ap- 
proved the settlement in the amount and form pre- 
sented herewith. 

It is respectfully recommended that your Com- 
mittee consider and recommend to the City Council 
that this agreement be approved on behalf of the 



City, after which it can be presented to the Federal 
Court where the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and 
Pacific Railroad Company's affairs are being ad- 
ministered to obtain the authority of the court to 
have it executed by the trustees. The other grantors 
will also execute the agreement by their duly au- 
thorized officers. 

A plat of the areas covered by this agreement is 
hereto attached. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Philip Harrington, 

Commissioner of Subways and Traction. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in the report of 
the Committee on Finance and to pass the ordinance 
recommended therein. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, 
Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Pacelli, Ropa, 
Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Kells, 
Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 43. 

Nays — None. 

Alderman Rowan thereupon moved to reconsider 
the foregoing vote. 

The motion to reconsider was lost. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. Having received and considered the 
letter of the commissioner of subways and traction 
dated November 13, 1939, transmitting a proposed 
agreement to be entered into between the City of 
Chicago and the Chicago Union Station Company, 
the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway 
Company, The Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and 
St. Louis Railroad Company, The Pennsylvania 
Railroad Company, and Henry A. Scandrett, Walter 
J. Cummings and George I. Haight, Trustees of the 
property of Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and 
Pacific Railroad Company, in and by which agree- 
ment said station company, railroad companies and 
said trustees grant to the City of Chicago a per- 
manent, perpetual and exclusive right, easement 
and right of way in and across property owned by 
said station company, railroad companies and said 
trustees lying between N. Canal street and the 
south branch of the Chicago River and north of 
W. Lake street, as shown on the plat marked "City 
of Chicago, Department of Subways and Traction, 
Plat of Easements to be Acquired for Subway, 
Franklin to Canal St., north of Lake Street" 
dated August, 1939, attached hereto and made a 
part hereof and marked "Exhibit A", for the con- 
struction in said property, the legal description of 
which is set out in said agreement, of a portion of 



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the section designated as Contract D-3 of the Initial 
System of Subways for local transportation pur- 
poses now being constructed by the City of Chi- 
cago under authority of the ordinance passed by 
the City Council on November 3, 1938 (council 
journal, page 7216) as amended by the ordinance 
passed by the City Council on May 24, 1939 (council 
journal, page 267), in consideration of the agree- 
ment by the City of Chicago to pay the grantors the 
sum of $36,000.00, and of the further agreement by 
the City of Chicago to construct the subway in, 
under and through the said easement and right of 
way in such manner as not to damage any existing 
buildings, tracks or other facilities owned by the 
grantors, or any existing viaducts in, over or across 
city streets, all of which are now located between 
the south branch of the Chicago River and N. Canal 
street and north of W. Lake street, and having 
considered the grant of said permanent, perpetual 
and exclusive right, easement and right of way and 
the terms, conditions, promises and agreements 
therein contained, the City Council hereby ap- 
proves the making of such agreement. 

Section 2. The Mayor of the City of Chicago 
and the City Clerk are hereby authorized and di- 
I'ected to execute and the City Comptroller is here- 
by authorized and directed to countersign the said 
agreement referred to in Section 1 of this ordinance, 
substantially in the form hereto attached, made a 
part hereof and marked "Exhibit One", for and 
on behalf of the City of Chicago, and the City 
Comptroller is further authorized and directed to 
deliver a copy of said agreement, so executed on 
behalf of the City of Chicago as above set forth, to 
the Chicago Union Station Company, the Pitts- 
burgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway Com- 
pany, The Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. 
Louis Railroad Company, The Pennsylvania Rail- 
road Company, and Henry A. Scandrett, Walter J. 
Cummings and George I. Haight, Trustees of the 
property of Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and 
Pacific Railroad Company. 

Section 3. On receipt by the City Comptroller 
of said agreement properly executed for and on be- 
half of said station company, said railroad com- 
panies and said trustees, respectively, together with 
certified copies of any order or orders entered by 
the court in which the trustees were appointed 
authorizing the execution of said agreement by 
said trustees and authorizing the delivery of said 
agreement to the City of Chicago, the City Comp- 
troller is hereby authorized and directed to file 
forthwith said executed agreement in the Office of 
the Recorder of Deeds for Cook County, Illinois. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and approval. 



Exhibit One 

This agreement, made and entered into this 

day of A. D.,1939, 

by and between Chicago union station company, 
a corporation organized and existing under and by 
virtue of the laws of the State of Illinois, herein- 
after designated "Station Company"; Pittsburgh, 

FORT WAYNE AND CHICAGO RAILWAY COMPANY, a cor- 
poration organized and existing under and by virtue 
of the laws of the State of Illinois and other states, 
hereinafter designated "Ft. Wayne Company"; 

the PITTSBURGH, CINCINNATI, CHICAGO AND ST. LOUIS 

RAILROAD COMPANY, a Corporation organized and 
existing under and by virtue of the laws of the 
State of Illinois and other states, hereinafter desig- 
nated "Pittsburgh Company"; the Pennsylvania 



RAILROAD COMPANY, a Corporation organized and 
existing under and by virtue of the laws of the 
State of Pennsylvania (Lessee of said Ft. Wayne 
Company, and lessee of said Pittsburgh Company) 
hereinafter designated "Pennsylvania Company"; 

HENRY A. SCANDRETT, WALTER J. CUMMINGS and 

GEORGE I. HAIGHT, Trustees of the property of Chi- 
cago, MILWAUKEE, ST. PAUL AND PACIFIC RAILROAD 
COMPANY, said trustees being hereinafter designated 
as "Milwaukee Company", (all the foregoing com- 
panies being sometimes collectively referred to as 
"Grantors", such reference being intended to mean 
jointly or severally as their respective interests may 
appear) ; and the city of Chicago, a municipal cor- 
poration of the State of Illinois, hereinafter desig- 
nated "City", 

WITNESSETH: 

Whereas, The City is about to construct a two 
(2) tube subway for local transportation purposes 
in and along the general line of W. Lake street in 
Chicago, Illinois, one tube of which is to be con- 
structed in, under and through certain property 
of the Grantors north of the north line of W. Lake 
street and approximately forty-eight (48) feet be- 
low Chicago City Datum, and the City is also to 
construct a drainage tunnel eight (8) feet in width 
east and west by thirty (30) feet north and south 
approximately forty-eight (48) feet below Chicago 
City Datum, all as shown on the City of Chicago 
drawing entitled "Plat of Easements to be Acquired 
for Subway, N. Franklin to N. Canal St., north of 
W. Lake Street" dated August, 1939, which draw- 
ing is marked "Exhibit A" and made a part of this 
agreement. 

Whereas, The Grantors own in fee simple lots 
one (1) to seven (7), inclusive, in subdivision of 
Lot Seven (7), in Block 22, Original Town of Chi- 
cago, and Lot Eight (8) of said Block 22, as per 
map recorded in Book 85 of Maps, Page 149, Orig- 
inal Town of Chicago, Section 9, Township 39 
north. Range 14 East of the 3rd P. M., and also have 
certain rights in vacated W. Water street adjacent 
to said lots subject to certain rights of the City of 
Chicago as provided by Ordinance of the City of 
Chicago dated March 23, 1914, and commonly 
known as the "Union Station Ordinance" and, 

Whereas, The City desires to acquire from the 
Grantors and the Grantors are willing to grant an 
easement for the construction, maintenance and 
operation of one tube of the subway in, under and 
through said above-mentioned property, 

Now, Therefore, The Grantors hereby grant to 
the City a permanent, perpetual and exclusive 
right, easement and right of way for the construc- 
tion, maintenance and operation of subways and 
appurtenances in, under and through the follow- 
ing described real estate: 

All that part of Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, in 
subdivision of Lot 7 in Block 22, Original Town 
of Chicago, and Lot 8 of said Block 22, as per map 
recorded in Book 85 of Maps, page 149, also 
known as Water Lot 8 of Wharfing Block "M" in 
said Original Town of Chicago, also all that part 
of vacated West Water Street in said Block 22, all 
situated in the SWV4 of Section 9, Township 39 
North, Range 14 East of the 3rd Principal Merid- 
ian, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois, described as follows: 

Beginning at a point in the west line of said 
Lot 7 in subdivision of Lot 7 in Block 22, being 
the east line of N. Canal Street, thirty (30) feet 



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northerly from the northeast corner of N. Canal 
'• Street and W. Lake Street; thence easterly over 
and across said Lots 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1, in sub- 
division of Lot 7, vacated West Water Street, and 
Lot 8, all in said Block 22, and thirty (30) feet 
northerly from and parallel with the north line 
of W. Lake Street, to the west bank of the Chi- 
cago River; thence northwesterly along the west 
bank of the Chicago River, being the east line of 
said Lot 8, to a point fifty-five (55) feet north- 
erly from, measured at right angles to, the north 
line of W. Lake Street; thence westerly over and 
across said Lot 8, and over and across vacated 
West Water Street, to a point in the east line of 
said Lot 1 in subdivision of Lot 7 in said Block 
22, fifty-five (55) feet northerly from, measured 
at right angles to the north line of W. Lake 
Street; thence northwesterly over and across 
said Lots 1, 2, 3, and part of Lot 4 in sub- 
division of Lot 7 in said Block 22, seventy-one 
and seventy-five one hundredths (71.75) feet 
to a point in said Lot 4 in subdivision of 
Lot 7 in said Block 22, fifty-eight (58) feet 
northerly from, measured at right angles to, the 
north line of W. Lake street; thence westerly 
over and across the remainder of said Lot 4 and 
over and across said Lots 5, 6, and 7, in subdivi- 
sion of Lot 7 in said Block 22, eighty (80) feet to 
a point in the west line of said Lot 7, sixty-five 
(65) feet northerly from, measured at right 
angles to, the north line of W. Lake street; thence 
southerly along the west line of said Lot 7, being 
the east line of N. Canal street thirty-five (35) 
feet to place of beginning, containing 9,759.1 
square feet more or less; also all that part of said 
Lot 8 of said Block 22, beginning at a point in the 
north line of W. Lake Street, three hundred 
thirty-one and eight tenths (331.8) feet easterly 
from the northeast corner of N. Canal Street and 
W. Lake Street; thence northerly thirty (30) feet, 
measured at right angles to the north line of W. 
Lake Street; thence easterly eight (8) feet along 
a line thirty (30) feet northerly from and parallel 
with the north line of W. Lake Street; thence 
southerly thirty (30) feet, measured at right 
angles to the north line of W. Lake Street; thence 
westerly along the north line of W. Lake Street 
eight (8) feet to place of beginning, containing 
240 square feet more or less; and below a hori- 
zontal plane the elevation of which is forty-eight 
(48) feet below Chicago City Datum and lying 
between the lines of the aforedescribed property 
projected vertically downward to the center of 
the earth. 

The City, by the foregoing grant, shall not ac- 
quire any title to the described premises other 
than as herein specifically set forth, and the Grant- 
ors reserve the right to sell, convey, mortgage, or 
lease said premises, or any part thereof, subject, 
however, to said easement, and to use said premises 
for any and all purposes which shall not endanger 
or damage the subway and appurtenances thereto 
located thereon. 

II. In consideration of the aforesaid grant of 
easement the City in hand pays to the Grantors 
the sum of Thirty-six Thousand Dollars ($36,000.), 
the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged. As 
between the respective Grantors herein this 
amount shall belong to and be divided among them 
in the following proportions: 

Station Company, ninety-four and eleven hun- 
dredths per cent (94.11%), being Thirty-three 
Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-nine and 
60/lOOths Dollars ($33,879.60). 



Pennsylvania Company (as lessee of Ft. Wayne 
Company and as Lessee of Pittsburgh Company) 
and Milwaukee Company, as tenants in common 
of joint tracks marked Parcel 3C on Exhibit "A", 
five and eighty-nine hundredths per cent 
(5.89%), being Two Thousand One Hundred and 
Twenty and 40/lOOths Dollars ($2,120.40), in the 
respective proportions, however, of three-fourths 
(%) to Pennsylvania Company (being one-half 
(Vz) as lessee of Ft. Wayne Company, and one- 
fourth (1/4) as lessee of Pittsburgh Company), 
and one-fourth ( 1/4 ) to the Milwaukee ComjSany. 

Station Company covenants and agrees with 
Pennsylvania Company and Milwaukee Company 
that it will, within ten (10) days after receipt of 
aforesaid sum from the City, pay to Pennsylvania 
Company and Milwaukee Company their respec- 
tive proportions of such amount as aforesaid. 

III. In addition to the aforesaid consideration, 
the City agrees as follows: 

(a) To excavate and construct the subway in, 
under and through the above described easement 
and right of way in such manner as not to impair 
or damage any existing buildings, tracks or other 
facilities owned by the Grantors or any existing 
viaducts in, over or across City streets, all of which 
are now located between the south branch of the 
Chicago River and N. Canal Street and in such 
manner as to support temporarily and permanently 
to the satisfaction of the chief engineers of the 
several Grantors all such existing facilities in any 
manner affected by the construction of the subway 
in, under and through the above described ease- 
ment and right of way. 

(b) The subway and its appurtenances shall be 
constructed in, under and through the above de- 
scribed easement and right of way in accordance 
with plans and specifications for Dearborn Street 
Subway — Contract D-3, issued by the City of Chi- 
cago, Department of Subways and Traction, which 
are by reference made a part hereof. 

(c) During the construction of the subway in, 
under and through the above described easement 
and right of way between the south branch of the 
Chicago River and N. Canal Street, the chief en- 
gineers of the Grantors shall have inspections made 
to ascertain if the construction is causing any dam- 
age to Grantors' structures, tracks, or facilities, and 
if at any time during construction such damage 
shall be observed all work shall be stopped imme- 
diately upon notice from the chief engineers of the 
Grantors, or their representatives to the City, its 
contractors, or representative in charge of the work 
causing the damage, and all work shall cease until 
corrective measures are taken to prevent any fur- 
ther damage. 

(d) No construction or reconstruction of the 
subway tubes or appurtenances shall be permitted 
on the premises of the Grantors which will in any 
way interfere with the normal traffic operations of 
the Grantors' tracks or other facilities, except upon 
written authority of the chief engineers of the 
Grantors. 

(e) The City shall assume all the cost and ex- 
pense of and incidental to such protection of exist- 
ing structures, tracks, and facilities of the Grantors 
made necessary by the construction of the subway 
and appurtenances in and through the above de- 
scribed easement and right of way from the south 
branch of the Chicago River to N. Canal Street, as 



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may be necessary or required by the Grantors, to 
prevent interference with train operation or dam- 
age to said existing structures, tracks, or facilities 
as a result of the subway construction. The City 
further assumes responsibility for all damage to 
said existing structures, tracks and facilities result- 
ing from the construction, reconstruction, mainte- 
nance or operation of said subway in and through 
the above described easement and right of way, 
and agrees to restore and repair all such damage, 
and failing so to do within ten (10) days after 
written notification of the damage, the Grantors 
may cause the restoration to be made, and the City 
shall reimburse the Grantors for the entire cost 
thereof. The City shall also indemnify and save 
harmless the Grantors from all liability for loss or 
damage to any and all said existing structures, 
tracks and facilities, and injury to or death of all 
persons, whether or not they be employees of the 
parties hereto, resulting from the construction, re- 
construction, maintenance or operation of said sub- 
way on or adjacent to the premises of the Grantors, 
or resulting from the restoration or protection of 
the said existing structures, tracks or facilities of 
the Grantors, except any such loss, damage, injury 
or death as shall be caused by the sole negligence 
of the officers, agents or employees of the Grantors. 

(f ) The City shall require each of its contractors 
engaged in the construction of the subway in and 
through the above described easement and right of 
way or adjacent to the existing structures, tracks 
or facilities of the Grantors to indemnify the City 
against any loss or damage by reason of its obliga- 
tions to the Grantors to protect and indemnify the 
Grantors, and all occupants and users of such 
structures, tracks, or facilities of the Grantors from 
liability for injury to any and all persons and loss 
or damage to any and all property resulting from 
or growing out of the construction of the subway; 
also, for injury to or death of the contractor or the 
contractor's officers, agents, or employees while on 
or about such property of the Grantors, however 
such injury or death may be caused and without 
reference to negligence or contributing negligence. 

(g) The City shall require each of its contrac- 
tors to carry insurance adequately protecting the 
City, the contractor, and the Grantors from all of 
the aforesaid loss, damage, liability and expense; 
such insurance shall be subject to the approval of 
the City and the Grantors. 

rv. The Grantors agree that the City, its con- 
tractors or agents, may enter upon the property of 
the Grantors to protect, repair and restore build- 
ings, structures or other facilities of the Grantors 
as herein provided, after reasonable notice is given 
to the Grantors' chief engineers and their approval 
of the work to be done is obtained. 

V. It is mutually agreed that nothing herein 
contained shall establish or be cited as a precedent 
or an admission of rights or obligations of the 
respective parties hereto with respect to the pro- 
tection of structures of either of the parties in, 
over or across public thoroughfares, and of viaducts 
for public thoroughfares in, over and across prop- 
erty of the Grantors. 

VI. This agreement is executed by, and shall be 
binding upon, Henry A. Scandrett, Walter J. Cum- 
mings, and George I. Haight, not as individuals, 
but solely as Trustees of the property of Chicago, 
Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad Company, 
pursuant to an order of the Court, entered on 
, 1939, in proceedings under 



Section 77 of the Bankruptcy Act in the District 
Court of the United States for the Northern Dis- 
trict of Illinois, Eastern Division, entitled "In the 
matter of Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific 
Railroad Company, Debtor," Docket No. 60463, 
and shall run with the property of Chicago, Mil- 
waukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad Company to 
which said agreement appertains, shall be binding 
upon and in all things inure to the benefit of any 
successor or assign of said Trustees and upon Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad 
Company, or any purchaser, transferee, possessor 
or operator of the property pursuant to the final 
decree in said proceedings. 

VII. This agreement is executed by the City of 
Chicago, Illinois, a municipal corporation. Cook 
County, Illinois, pursuant to an ordinance duly 

passed by its City Council on 

1939, a certified copy of which is attached hereto 
and made a part hereof, and may be recorded with 
the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois. 

In Witness Whereof, the parties hereto have 
caused this agreement to be executed in sextupli- 
cate the day and year first hereinabove stated. 



Attest: 



Chicago Union Station Company. 



By 



Secretary. 



President. 



Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago 
Attest: Railway Company, 

By 



Secretary. 



President. 



The Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and 
Attest: St. Louis Railroad Company, 



By 



Secretary. President. 

The Pennsylvania Railroad Company, 



Attest: 



Secretary. 



By 



President. 



As Trustees of the property of Chicago, 
Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Rail- 
road Company, and not individually. 



Attest: 

City Clerk. 
Countersigned : 



By 



City op Chicago, 



Mayor. 



City Comptroller. 

State of | gg 

County of ) 

I, , a Notary 

Public in and for the State and County aforesaid, 

do hereby certify that 

of President, 

and of 



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EXHIBIT X 



CITY OF CHICAGO 
DEPARTMENT OF SUBWAYS AND TRACTION 

PLAT OF EASEMENTS TO BE ACQUIRED 
FOR SUBWAY 

N.FRANKLIN TO N. CANAL ST 
NORTH OF W. LAKE STREET 



SCALE. AS SHOWN 



AUGUST 



1939 



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may be necessary or required by the Grantors, to 
prevent interference with train operation or dam- 
age to said existing structures, tracks, or facilities 
as a result of the subway construction. The City 
further assumes responsibility for all damage to 
said existing structures, tracks and facilities result- 
ing from the construction, reconstruction, mainte- 
nance or operation of said subway in and through 
the above described easement and right of way, 
and agrees to restore and repair all such damage, 
and failing so to do within ten (10) days after 
written notification of the damage, the Grantors 
may cause the restoration to be made, and the City 
shall reimburse the Grantors for the entire cost 
thereof. The City shall also indemnify and save 
harmless the Grantors from all liability for loss or 
damage to any and all said existing structures, 
tracks and facilities, and injury to or death of all 
persons, whether or not they be employees of the 
parties hereto, resulting from the construction, re- 
construction, maintenance or operation of said sub- 
way on or adjacent to the premises of the Grantors, 
or resulting from the restoration or protection of 
the said existing structures, tracks or facilities of 
the Grantors, except any such loss, damage, injury 
or death as shall be caused by the sole negligence 
of the officers, agents or employees of the Grantors. 

(f ) The City shall require each of its contractors 
engaged in the construction of the subway in and 
through the above described easement and right of 
way or adjacent to the existing structures, tracks 
or facilities of the Grantors to indemnify the City 
against any loss or damage by reason of its obliga- 
tions to the Grantors to protect and indemnify the 
Grantors, and all occupants and users of such 
structures, tracks, or facilities of the Grantors from 
liability for injury to any and all persons and loss 
or damage to any and all property resulting from 
or growing out of the construction of the subway; 
also, for injury to or death of the contractor or the 
contractor's officers, agents, or employees while on 
or about such property of the Grantors, however 
such injury or death may be caused and without 
reference to negligence or contributing negligence. 

(g) The City shall require each of its contrac- 
tors to carry insurance adequately protecting the 
City, the contractor, and the Grantors from all of 
the aforesaid loss, damage, liability and expense; 
such insurance shall be subject to the approval of 
the City and the Grantors. 

IV. The Grantors agree that the City, its con- 
tractors or agents, may enter upon the property of 
the Grantors to protect, repair and restore build- 
ings, structures or other facilities of the Grantors 
as herein provided, after reasonable notice is given 
to the Grantors' chief engineers and their approval 
of the work to be done is obtained. 

V. It is mutually agreed that nothing herein 
contained shall establish or be cited as a precedent 
or an admission of rights or obligations of the 
respective parties hereto with respect to the pro- 
tection of structures of either of the parties in, 
over or across public thoroughfares, and of viaducts 
for public thoroughfares in, over and across prop- 
erty of the Grantors. 

VI. This agreement is executed by, and shall be 
binding upon, Henry A. Scandrett, Walter J. Cum- 
mings, and George I. Haight, not as individuals, 
but solely as Trustees of the property of Chicago, 
Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad Company, 
pursuant to an order of the Court, entered on 
, 1939, in proceedings under 



Section 77 of the Bankruptcy Act in the District 
Court of the United States for the Northern Dis- 
trict of Illinois, Eastern Division, entitled "In the 
matter of Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific 
Railroad Company, Debtor," Docket No. 60463, 
and shall run with the property of Chicago, Mil- 
waukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad Company to 
which said agreement appertains, shall be binding 
upon and in all things inure to the benefit of any 
successor or assign of said Trustees and upon Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad 
Company, or any purchaser, transferee, possessor 
or operator of the property pursuant to the final 
decree in said proceedings. 

VII. This agreement is executed by the City of 
Chicago, Illinois, a municipal corporation. Cook 
County, Illinois, pursuant to an ordinance duly 

passed by its City Council on 

1939, a certified copy of which is attached hereto 
and made a part hereof, and may be recorded with 
the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois. 

In Witness Whereof, the parties hereto have 
caused this agreement to be executed in sextupli- 
cate the day and year first hereinabove stated. 



Chicago Union Station Company. 



Attest: 



Secretary. 



By 



President. 



Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago 
Attest: Railv^^ay Company, 



Secretary. 



By 



President. 



The Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and 
Attest: St. Louis Railroad Company, 



By 



Secretary. President. 

The Pennsylvania Railroad Company; 



Attest: 



Secretary. 



By 



President. 



As Trustees of the property of Chicago, 
Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Rail- 
road Company, and not individually. 



Attest: 



City Clerk. 
Countersigned: 



By 



City of Chicago, 



Mayor. 



City Comptroller. 

State of ? gg 

County of ) 

I, , a Notary 

Public in and for the State and County aforesaid, 

do hereby certify that 

of President, 

and of 



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Secretary, to me per- 
sonally known as the President 

and Secretary of Chicago 

Union Station Company, and also known to me as 
the persons whose names are affixed to the fore- 
going instrument, appeared before me this day in 
person and severally acknowledged that they 
signed, sealed and delivered the said instrument, 
as the free and voluntary act of said Chicago Union 
Station Company, for the consideration and pur- 
poses therein set forth, and that they were duly 
authorized to execute the same by the Board of 
Directors of said corporation. 

In Witness Whereof, I have set my hand and 

seal hereto this day of 

1939. 



going instrument, appeared before me this day in 
person and severally acknowledged that they 
signed, sealed and delivered the said instrument, as 
the free and voluntary act of said The Pittsburgh, 
Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Com- 
pany, for the consideration and purposes therein 
set forth, and that they were duly authorized to 
execute the same by the Board of Directors of said 
corporation. 

In Witness Whereof, I have set my hand and 

seal hereto this day of 

1939. 



Notary Public. 



My Commission Expires. 



Notary Public. 



My Commission Expires. 



State of 
County of 



ss. 



I, a Notary 

Public in and for the State and County aforesaid, 

do hereby certify that of 

, President, 

and of , 

Secretary, to me personally known as 



the President and Secretary 

of Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway 
Company, and also known to me as the persons 
whose names are affixed to the foregoing instru- 
ment, appeared before me this day in person and 
severally acknowledged that they signed, Sealed 
and delivered the said instrument, as the free and 
voluntary act of said Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and 
Chicago Railway Company, for the consideration 
and purposes therein set forth, and that they were 
duly authorized to execute the same by the Board 
of Directors of said corporation. 

In Witness Whereof, I have set my hand and 

seal hereto this day of 

1939. 



Notary Public. 



My Commission Expires. 



State of 
County of 



ss. 



I, , a Notary 

Public in and for the State and County aforesaid, 

do hereby certify that of 

, President, 

and of , 

Secretary, to me personally known as 

the President and Secretary 

of The Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. 
Louis Railroad Company, and also known to me 
as the persons whose names are affixed to the fore- 



State of 
County of 



ss. 



I, , a Notary 

Public in and for the State and County aforesaid, 

do hereby certify that of 

, President, 



and 



of 



Secretary, to me personally known as 

the President and Secretary 

of The Pennsylvania Railroad Company, and also 
known to me as the persons whose names are 
affixed to the foregoing instrument, appeared be- 
fore me this day in person and severally acknowl- 
edged that they signed, sealed and delivered the 
said instrument, as the free and voluntary act of 
said The Pennsylvania Railroad Company, for the 
consideration and purposes therein set forth, and 
that they were duly authorized to execute the same 
by the Board of Directors of said corporation. 

In Witness Whereof, I have set my hand and 

seal hereto this day of 

1939. 



Notary Public. 



My Commission Expires. 



State of Illinois } 
County of Cook ) 

I, , a Notary 

Public in and for said County, in the State afore- 
said. Do Hereby Certify that Henry A. Scandrett, 
Walter J. Cummings and George I. Haight, Trustees 
of the Property of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul 
and Pacific Railroad Company, personally known 
to me to be the persons whose names are subscribed 
to the foregoing instrument, appeared before me 
this day in person and acknowledged that they 
signed, sealed and delivered the said instrument 
as the free and voluntary act and deed of said 
Trustees, for the uses and purposes therein set 
forth. 

Given under my hand and notarial seal this 

day of , A. D. 1939. 



Notary Public. 



My Commission Expires. 



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State of Illinois [ 
County of Cook S 

I, , a Notary 

Public in and for said County in the State afore- 
said, do hereby certify that Edward J. Kelly, Mayor 
of the City of Chicago, Robert B. Upham, City 
Comptroller of the City of Chicago and Ludwig D. 
Schreiber, City Clerk of the City of Chicago, per- 
sonally known to me to be the same persons whose 
names are subscribed to the foregoing instruments 
as such Mayor, City Comptroller and City Clerk of 
the City of Chicago, respectively, appeared before 
me this day in person and acknowledged that they 
signed, sealed and delivered said instrument as 
their free and voluntary act and as the free and 
voluntary act of the City of Chicago for the uses 
and purposes therein set forth and the said Lud- 
wig D. Schreiber, City Clerk, did then and there 
acknowledge that he, as custodian of the seal of the 
City of Chicago, did then and there affix said seal to 
said instrument as his own free and voluntary act 
and as the free and voluntary act of the City of 
Chicago for the uses and purposes therein set forth, 
and thereupon made oath that said seal so attached 
to the said instrument purporting to be the seal of 
the City of Chicago is in fact the seal of the said 
City of Chicago. 



a credit of $1,939.20 in connection with Contract 
D-5, Dearborn Street Subway, on account of the 
omission of 606 lineal feet of liner plates at an 
allowance of four cents (4c) per pound. 



In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set 
hand and affixed my official seal all as of the. . 
day of , 1939. 



my 



Notary Public. 



My Commission Expires. 



Authorization for Acceptance of a Credit on the 
Dearborn St. Subway Contract D-5. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an order submitted 
therewith to authorize the Commissioner of Subways 
and Traction to accept a credit on Contract D-5 for 
construction of the Dearborn street subway, on ac- 
count of the omission of liner plates. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, S'ain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Subways and 
Traction be and he is hereby authorized to accept 



Authorization for Acceptance of a Credit on the 
State St. Subway Contract S-7. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an order submitted 
therewith to authorize the Commissioner of Subways 
and Traction to accept credit on Contract S-7 for con- 
struction of the State street subway, on account of 
the omission of side wall plates. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, S'ain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Subways and 
Traction be and he is hereby authorized, in ac- 
cordance with his recommendation of November 
27, 1939, attached hereto and made a part hereof, to 
accept a credit of $2,005.40 on account of the omis- 
sion of 2414 lineal feet of side wall plates in con- 
nection with State Street Subway Contract S-7 at 
a rate of four cents (4c) per pound. 



Authorization for the Preparation of Plans and Speci- 
fications for the Reconstruction of Certain Portions 
of the City-owned Freight Tunnels. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an order submitted 
therewith to authorize expenditures for the recon- 
struction of portions of the City-owned freight tun- 
nels. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 



1301 



The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, 
Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 46. 

Nays — Alderman Boyle — 1. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Whereas, The construction of the Initial System 
of Subways for local transportation purposes will ' 
result in the complete severance of the northern 
portion of the City-owned freight tunnel system 
from the remainder of the system, thus seriously 
impairing the efficiency and usefulness of the en- 
tire system; and 

Whereas, By the reconstruction of two short 
portions of said freight tunnels to form crossings 
under or over the subway at a cost of approxi- 
mately $100,000.00, the usefulness of the entire 
freight tunnel system will be restored; therefore, 
be it 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Subways 
and Traction be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to prepare plans and specifications satis- 
factory to the Commissioner of Public Works for 
the reconstruction at a cost of not to exceed 
$100,000.00 of certain portions of the City-owned 
freight tunnels to form crossings under or over the 
subway for local transportation purposes known 
as the Dearborn Street Subway, Contract D-3; one 
crossing to be located at W. Lake street and N. 
Franklin street and the other at N. Milwaukee ave- 
nue and N. Jefferson street, in accordance with the 
letter of the Commissioner of Subways and Trac- 
tion to the Committee on Finance dated October 27, 
1939, and that upon the completion of such plans 
and specifications, the Commissioner of Subways 
and Traction is authorized to advertise for bids and 
award a contract therefor subject to the prior ap- 
proval of the City Council; the cost thereof to be 
charged to Account 368-S-15. 



Authorization for the Purchase of an Automobile for 
the Department of Subways and Traction. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an order submitted there- 
with to authorize the purchase of an autbmobile for 
the Department of Subways and Traction. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 



Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Subways 
and Traction be and he is hereby authorized, in 
accordance with his recommendation of November 
27, 1939, to purchase, without advertising and with- 
out bond, one Mercury sedan at a cost of not to 
exceed $1,100.00; and the City Comptroller and 
the City Treasurer are authorized and directed to 
pass for payment voucher for same payable from 
appropriations made from the Traction Fund. 



Rescinding of an Authorization for Payment for 

Medical and Other Services Rendered to 

Patrolman Bruno Butz. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an order submitted there- 
with to amend an order passed November 15, 1939, 
authorizing payment for hospital, medical and nurs- 
ing services rendered to certain injured policemen. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, S'ain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the order passed by the City 
Council on November 15, 1939 (Council Journal, 
pages 1200-1201), authorizing payment for hos- 
pital, medical and nursing services rendered to 
certain injured policemen, be and the same is here- 
by amended by striking out the first item listed in 
said order, appearing at page 1201 of the Council 
Proceedings of said date, reading: 

"Bruno Butz, Patrolman, District 12; 
injured July 3, 1939 $15.10." 



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JOURNAL— CITY COUNCIL— CHICAGO 



November 29, 1939 



Allowance of Compensation to K. Eillido for Personal 
Injuries and Damage to Property. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
ferred (August 30, 1939) a claim of K. Eillido for 
compensation for personal injuries and damage to eye- 
glasses, submitted a report recommending the pas- 
sage of an order submitted therewith. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to Mr. K. 
Eillido, 714 Barry avenue, the sum of $57.00, same 
to be in full of all claims of whatever kind or na- 
ture arising from, or growing out of, injuries re- 
ceived by him on August 21, 1939, at 3125 N. 
Halsted street, because of defective sidewalk, and 
charge same to Account 36-S-3. 



Allowance of Salary to John F. Fitzgerald for a 
Period of Illness. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
ferred (November 15, 1939, page 1235) an order to 
direct the payment of salary to John F. Fitzgerald for 
a period of illness, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of said order. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, S'ain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Bi'ody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 



The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby directed to pay the salary of John F. Fitz- 
gerald during the period of his illness, but not be- 
yond December 31, 1939, and the City Comptroller 
and the City Treasurer are hereby authorized and 
directed to pass payrolls when properly approved 
by the City Comptroller's office. 



Allowance to Hugo Krause of a Rebate of Water Rates. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
ferred (April 12, 1939, page 13) [November 30, 1938] 
a claim of Hugo Krause for a rebate of water rates, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of an 
order submitted therewith. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, S'ain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn— 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to Hugo Krause, 75 E. Elm street, the sum of $9.34, 
being rebate on excessive water bills collected 
against premises known as 75 E. Elm street, and 
charge same to Account 198-M. 



Authorization to the City Comptroller to Accept Com- 
promise Offers in Settlement of Certain 
Warrants for Collection. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an order submitted there- 
with to authorize the City Comptroller to accept 
compromise offers in settlement of certain warrants 
for collection. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 



November 29, 1939 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 



1303 



Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, S'ain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized, in accordance with his request 
dated November 21, 1939, and the attached recom- 
mendation of the Corporation Counsel, to accept 
compromise offers in settlement of various war- 
rants for collection as follows: 





Warrant 




Compromise 


Year 


Number 


Amount 


Offer 


1939 


E-128 


$ 36.12 


$ 27.00 


1939 


E-98 


33.04 


20.00 


1939 


D-97458 


50.77 


38.00 


1939 


D-95587 


40.00 


30.00 


1939 


D-97294 


73.29 


54.00 


1939 


D-97503 


67.01 


50.00 


1939 


D-97497 


42.79 


32.00 


1939 


F-1107 


88.23 


66.00 


1939 


D-97442-B 


51.60 


25.80 


1939 


D-95413 


50.72 


35.00 


1939 


D-97312 


49.46 


37.00 


1939 


D-97451-B 


50.26 


25.12 


1939 


D-97428 


53.10 


39.00 


1939 


D-97437-A 


21.45 


10.00 


1939 


D-97435 


38.49 


28.00 


1939 


D-95664 


20.00 


15.00 


1939 


D-95420 


211.00 


105.50 


1939 


D-97443 


111.60 


80.00 


1937 


E-311 


1,373.79 


638.87 


1938 


E-205 


1,376.22 


638.88 



Allowance of Refunds of 90% of Special Assessments 
for Water Supply Pipes. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
ferred (September 13, 1939 and subsequently) sundry 
claims for refunds of 90% of special assessments for 
water supply pipes, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an ordinance submitted therewith. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, S'ain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 



The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to issue vouchers in favor of the following-nanied 
persons in the amounts set opposite their names, 
same being refunds due under special assessment 
warrants for laying water pipe enumerated, in ac- 
cordance with the report of the Board of Local Im- 
provements attached. These refunds are ordered 
issued under County Clerk's certificates of payment 
and duplicate special assessment receipts; and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay the same from Ac- 
count 137-V-3, upon identification and proper 
power of attorney, from claimant when, from the 
surplus of the net income from the water rates, 
there is in the City Treasury sufficient money there- 
for and when the Comptroller shall so certify: 

Warrant No. Name Amount 

41257 H. W. Butler $ 30.67 

43599 A. H. Baker 89.50 

43599 E. Beyer 29.38 

43600 A. Braun 398.75 

47973 Kath. Dancik 105.73 

43599 Martin H. Finley 29.38 

21209 H. Krause 43.37 

42377 Mary H. Morgan 73.14 

47973 Agnes Slansky 69.59 

43599 John G. Widman 58.75 

49173 Joseph Beggano 32.80 

43599 Mrs. E. Church 33.85 

49173 Nick Faugueaio 134.25 

41258 L. B. Maynard 33.53 

42443 Mills & Sons 418.03 

31127 H. N. Rose, Agent 359.31 

41033 Simon Asarnov 117.36 

41331 H. A. Bauska 715.50 

48060 Henry Ullrich 394.65 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage. 



Approval of Agreements for Compensation to be Paid 
for Certain Real Property and Easements in Real 
Property for the Purpose of Subway Con- 
struction, in the Vicinity of N, Mil- 
waukee and N. Ashland Aves. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report: 

Chicago, November 29, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred a communication from the Commissioner of 
Subways and Traction regarding the approval of 
agreements in settlement of condemnation awards 
on account of subway construction, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend that the communication of the Com- 
missioner of Subways and Traction dated Novem- 
ber 25, 1939, as concurred in by the City Comp- 
troller be published and filed, and that the amounts 
agreed to therein be and the same are hereby 
approved. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



J. M. Arvey, 
Chairman. 



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November 29, 1939 



The following are the communications submitted 
with the foregoing report: 

Department of Subways and Traction, ( 
Chicago, November 25, 1939.| 

To the Honorable, the Chairman and Members of 
the Committee on Finance of the City Council, 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Please be advised that in the con- 
demnation proceedings entitled City of Chicago v. 
Weinacker, et al., pending in the Circuit Court of 
Cook County, No. 39 C 6968, authorized by the 
City Council, agreements have been made, subject 
to your approval, with the owners of five of the 
nineteen parcels involved in that suit for the ac- 
quirement of temporary and permanent easements 
in said parcels or of title thereto. 

The proposed agreements are as follows: 

(1) Parcel No. 5, known as 1240 Milwaukee 
avenue, is owned by Sidney Breyer and repre- 
sented by M. O. Weisbrod. It is improved with 
a three-story and basement brick building con- 
taining two stores and two lofts. Both tem- 
porary and permanent easements are being ac- 
quired in this property due to the fact that the 
work will be done by open construction. The per- 
manent easement consists of an area of 702 square 
feet. Approximately thirty per cent of the build- 
ing now existing on said property will have to be 
destroyed. The City agrees to maintain and sup- 
port during the subway construction that part of 
the existing structure which will not be torn 
down and which is situaed upon that part of the 
property not taken, and the owner agrees to per- 
mit access to any and all parts of the building 
necessary for the purpose of doing the work of 
building the tunnel and of sustaining and sup- 
porting said building. The owner agrees to ac- 
cept as full payment for said temporary and per- 
manent easements and in full of all claims for 
damages to the remainder the sum of Fourteen 
Thousand Dollars ($14,000.00). 

(2) Parcel No. 7, known as 1248-50 Milwau- 
kee avenue, is owned by the Chicago Title and 
Trust Company as Trustee under Trust No. 31880 
and represented by Roberts and Hwass. It is im- 
proved with a three-story and basement brick 
building containing two stories and two lofts. 
Both temporary and permanent easements are 
being acquired in this property, the permanent 
easement consisting of an area of 548 square feet. 
Approximately fifteen per cent of the building 
now existing on the property will have to be de- 
stroyed. The City agrees to maintain and support 
during the subway construction that part of the 
existing structure which will not be torn down 
and which is situated upon that part of the prop- 
erty not taken, and the owner agrees to permit 
access to any and all parts of the bulding neces- 
sary for the purpose of doing the work of build- 
ing the tunnel and of sustaining and supporting 
said building. The owner agrees to accept as full 
payment for said temporary and permanent ease- 
ments and in full of all claims for damages to the 
remainder the sum of Sixteen Thousand Five 
Hundred Dollars ($16,500.00). 

(3) Parcel No. 8, known as 1252 Milwaukee 
avenue is owned by Mary Wenc and represented 
by John C. Wegerzyn. It is improved with a 
three-story and basement brick building contain- 
ing one store and two lofts. A permanent ease- 
ment, consisting of 97.5 square feet is being taken 
in this property. The work will be done so that 



no part of the building will be taken. The City 
agrees to pay all costs of supporting and main- 
taining during the work of construction of the 
subway on said premises the existing building and 
further agrees to pay all costs of restoring said 
building to the condition it was in immediately 
prior to the commencement of the work of con- 
struction of such subway. The owner agrees to 
permit access to any and all parts of the building 
necessary for the purpose of doing the work of 
building the tunnel and of sustaining and sup- 
porting said building. The owner agrees to accept 
as full payment for said permanent easement and 
in full of all claims for damages to the remainder 
the sum of One Thousand Two Hundred Fifty 
Dollars ($1,250.00). 

(4) Parcel No. 10, known as 1241-43 Mautene 
Court, is owned by Sidney and Richard Lbwen- 
stein as Trustees and represented by Joseph J. 
Goldberg. It has a frontage of 48 feet on Mautene 
court, with a depth of 105 feet to alley (side and 
rear) and an area of 5,318 square feet. It is im- 
proved with a one-story and basement brick light 
manufacturing building. The entire property is 
being taken, and the owners have agreed to ac- 
cept the sum of Ten Thousand Seven Hundred 
Fifty Dollars ($10,750.00) in full payment. 

(5) Parcel No. 16, known as 1311-15 Moor- 
man street, is owned by the Illinois District Tele- 
graph Co. and represented by West and Eckhardt. 
It has a frontage of 50 feet on Moorman street, 
with a depth of 100.43 feet to the alley and an 
area of 5,027 square feet. It is improved with a 
two-story reinforced concrete and brick building 
covering the entire lot and constructed for a bur- 
glar alarm service to serve the merchants in the 
locality by the Illinois District Telegraph Co. The 
entire property is being taken. The owner has 
agreed to accept the sum of Twenty-five Thou- 
sand Dollars ($25,000.00) in full payment. 

These agreements have been entered into as a 
result of numerous conferences between the rep- 
resentatives of the owners and the attorneys and 
appraisers and building experts employed by the 
City and the P.W.A., and have been concurred 
in by the Subway Engineer and the Engineer for 
the P.W.A. They also have been submitted to and 
approved by the City Comptroller. 

I therefore recommend that the attorneys for the 
City be authorized to proceed to have verdicts and 
judgments entered in accordance with the above 
indicated settlements. 

Attached hereto is a plate showing the property 
and the easements to be taken. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Philip Harrington, 

Commissioner of Subways and Traction. 



Department of Finance, | 
Chicago, November 27, 1939.J 

Hon. Jacob M. Arvey, Chairman, Committee on 
Finance: 

Dear Sir — In regard to proposed ordinances to 
authorize the Department of Subways and Traction 
to purchase easements and titles, we have conferred 
with William G. Booth, appraiser for the P.W.A. 
and with George S. Lurie and Ernest H. Lyons, ap- 
praisers for the City and we are satisfied that the 
following proposed settlements are fair and reason- 
able: 



November 29, 1939 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 



1305 



Parcel 5 

Perpetual easement through the rear part of 
Lot 21, in J. P. Fish's Subdivision,— $14,000.00. 

Parcel 7 

Perpetual easement through rear of Lot 24 in 
J. P. Fish's Subdivision, and Lot 10 in J. E. 
Thompson's Addition to Chicago, — $16,500.00. 

Parcel 8 

Perpetual easement through rear of Lot 9 in 
J. E. Thompson's Addition to Chicago, — $1,250.00. 

Parcel 10 

Outright purchase of Lots 11 and 14 in J. E. 
Thompson's Addition to Chicago, — $10,750.00. 

Parcel 16 

Outright purchase of Lots 20 and 21 in Moor- 
man's Addition to Chicago, — $25,000.00. 



Very truly yours, 



(Signed) 



R. B. Upham, 
Comptroller. 



Alderman Arvey moved to concur in the report of 
the Committee on Finance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, S'ain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, CuUerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 



Approval of an Agreement for Compensation to be 

Paid for Certain Real Property for the Purpose 

of Subway Construction at S. E. Cor. 

N. Clybourn and W. North Aves. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report: 

Chicago, November 29, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred a communication from the Commissioner of 
Subways and Traction regarding the settlement in 
condemnation of property located at Clybourn and 
North avenues, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend that the 
communication of the Commissioner of Subways 
and Traction dated November 24, 1939, as con- 
curred in by the City Comptroller, be published 
and filed and that the amount agreed to therein 
be and the same is hereby approved. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



J. M. Arvey, 
Chairman. 



The following communications were submitted with 
the foregoing report: 

Department of Subways and Traction, 
Chicago, November 24, 1939. 

To the Honorable, the Chairman and Members oj 
the Committee on Finance of the City Council, 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Please be advised that the own- 
ers of Lots Six (6) and Seven (7) in Prussing's 
Subdivision of Block Forty-one (41) in Elston's 
Addition to Chicago in the North East quarter of 
Section Five (5), Township Thirty-nine (39) 
North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, situated in the City of Chi- 
cago and State of Illinois, 

being the triangular corner at Clybourn avenue and 
North avenue, vacant land with a frontage of 123.2 
feet on each of said avenues, have agreed to accept 
the sum of Eighteen Thousand Dollars ($18,000.00) 
for said property. 

This property is involved in a condemnation pro- 
ceeding now pending in the Circuit Court, Case 
No. 39 C 7748, entitled City of Chicago v. Frisbie, 
et al., and is required for station purposes. The 
price was arrived at after numerous conferences 
between the representatives of the owners and the 
attorneys and real estate experts employed by the 
City and the P. W. A. and has been concurred in 
by the Subway Engineer and the Engineer for the 
P. W. A. It also has been submitted to and ap- 
proved by the City Comptroller. 

It is respectfully recommended that your Com- 
mittee consider and recommend to the City Council 
that the settlement be approved. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Philip Harrington, 

Commissioner of Subways and Traction. 



Department of Finance,) 
Chicago, November 27, 1939.) 

Hon. Jacob M. Arvey, Chairman, Committee on 
Finance: 

Dear Sir — In regard to the proposed purchase 
of the corner property on the south side of North 
avenue and the easterly side of Clybourn avenue 
for subway station site, for the sum of $18,000, we 
report that this property has an area of 6304 square 
feet, which at the agreed price amounts to slightly 
less than $3.00 per square foot. 

We have been advised by William G. Booth, land 
appraiser for the P. W. A. and by the appraisers 
for the City, George B. Lurie and Ernest H. Lyons, 
that this is reasonable and the best that they have 
been able to obtain after full negotiations. 

We are satisfied that a purchase at this price is 
fair and reasonable. 

Very truly yours, 

(Signed) R. B. Upham, 

Comptroller. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in the report of 
the Committee on Finance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 



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November 29, 1939 



The question being put, the motion prevailed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, S'ain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 



Report As to the Progress of Work on the Dearborn 
Street Subway (Contract D-4). 

The Committee on Finance submitted the follow- 
ing report: 

Chicago, November 29, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred a communication from the Commissioner of 
Subways and Traction in re progress of work and 
time of completion of Contract D-4, Dearborh 
Street Subway, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend that this 
communication be published and placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) J. M. Arvey, 

Chairman. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed. 



The following is the communication submitted with 
said report: 



Department of Subways and Traction 
Chicago, November 20, 1939 



:| 



To the Honorable, the Chairman and Members of 
the Committee on Finance of the City Council, 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — In order that your committee and 
the City Council may be fully advised as to the 
progress being made on the construction of the In- 
itial System of Subways, I wish to report as fol- 
lows: 

The contract for Dearborn Street Subway, Con- 
tract D-4, was awarded to John Marsch, Inc., on 
March 14, 1939. The specifications provide that the 
contract shall be substantially completed within 
250 days after the date upon which work is to be 
started. This fixes the date of completion of this 
section as of November 24, 1939. Based upon the 
present rate of progress and the present status of 
the work, we now estimate that the work will be 
completed on approximately March 15, 1940, or • 
approximately 112 days later than the date speci- 
fied in the contract. 

The contract provides that extensions of time 
shall be granted to the contractor for unavoidable 
delay due to a variety of causes enumerated in the 
contract provided that such delays are entirely be- 



yond the control of the contractor. In our opinion, 
however, no delays have occurred, which would 
entitled the contractor to an extension of time 
under the terms of the contract. 

The contract provides further that if the con- 
tractor does not meet the requirements as to time, 
progress and final completion within the dates 
specified in the contract, the City may declare the 
contract forfeited. It appears, however, that the 
contract will be completed in ample time to allow 
the completion of the mezzanine stations before 
the completion date specified in the grant agree- 
ment with the Government. The interest of the 
City in our opinion is best served, therefore, by 
allowing the contractor, John Marsch, Inc., to con- 
tinue and complete the contract for Section D-4 
even though there may be a technical default as to 
time of completion. It should be noted that the 
contractor has prosecuted his work diligently, the 
failure to complete on time being due, in my 
opinion, solely to the fact that the daily progress 
which he has been able to realize under the condi- 
tions encountered and the methods employed has 
been less than that anticipated. 

As the work progresses on other contracts on the 
Subway, similar information will be presented to 
your Committee as occasion arises. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Philip Harrington, 

Commissioner of Subways and Traction. 



Report As to the Progress of Work on the Dearborn 
Street Subway (Contract D-5). 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report: 

Chicago, November 20, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred a communication from the Commissioner of 
Subways and Traction in the matter of completion 
of Dearborn Street Subway contract D-5, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend that this communication be 
published and placed on file. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



J. M. Arvey, 
Chairman. 



Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed. 



The following is the communication submitted with 
said report: 

Department of Subways and Traction,| 
Chicago; November 20, 1939.f 

To the Honorable, the Chairman and Members of 
the Committee on Finance of the City Council, 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — In order that your committee and 
the City Council may be fully advised as to the 



November 29, 1939 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 



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progress being made on the construction of the 
Initial System of Subways, I wish to report as fol- 
lows: 

The contract for Dearborn Street Subway, Con- 
tract D-5, was awarded to Michael Pontarelli & Sons 
on February 28, 1939. The specifications provide 
that the contract shall be substantially completed 
within 270 days after the date upon which work 
is to be started. This fixes the date of completion 
of this section as of November 30, 1939. Based 
upon the present rate of progress and the present 
status of the work, we now estimate that the work 
will be completed on approximately December 20, 
1939, or approximately 20 days later than the date 
specified in the contract. 

The contract provides that extensions of time 
shall be granted to the contractor for unavoidable 
delay due to a variety of causes enumerated in the 
contract provided that such delays are entirely be- 
yond the control of the contractor. In our opinion, 
however, no delays have occurred, which would 
entitle the contractor to an extension of time under 
the terms of the contract. 

The contract provides further that if the con- 
tractor does not meet the requirements as to time, 
progress and final completion within the dates 
specified in the contract, the City may declare the 
contract forfeited. It appears, however, that the 
contract will be completed in ample time to allow 
the completion of the mezzanine stations before the 
completion date specified in the grant agreement 
with the Government. The interest of the City in 
our opinion is best served, therefore, by allowing 
the contractor, Michael Pontarelli & Sons, to con- 
tinue and complete the contract for Section D-5, 
even though there may be a technical default as to 
time of completion. It should be noted that the 
contractor has prosecuted his work diligently, the 
failure to complete on time being due, in my 
opinion, solely to the fact that the daily progress 
which he has been able to realize under the condi- 
tions encountered and the methods employed has 
been less than that anticipated. 

In addition to the regular work under this con- 
tract it has been provided by change order ap- 
proved by the City Council that the contractor is 
to construct an additional 510 feet of single tube 
tunnel extending the northerly limit of the con- 
tract farther north. This will require approxi- 
mately 30 days additional time within which to 
complete the contract. In accordance with the 
terms of the contract, an extension of time should 
be granted the contractor on account of the addi- 
tional work. 

As the work progresses on other contracts on 
the Subway, similar information will be presented 
to your Committee as occasion arises. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Philip Harrington, 

Commissioner of Subways and Traction. 



Report As to the Progress of Work on the State Street 
Subway (Contract S-7). 

' The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report: 



Chicago, November 29, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred a communication from the Commissioner of 
Subways and Traction in re progress of work and 
time of completion of Contract S-7, State Street 
Subway, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend that this com- 
munication be published and placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) J. M. Arvey, 

Chairman. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon until the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed. 



The following is the communication submitted with 
said report: 

Department of Subways and Traction, [ 
Chicago, November 20, 1939.J 

To the Honorable, the Chairman and Members of 
the Committee on Finance of the City Council, 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — In order that your committee and 
the City Council may be fully advised as to the 
progress being made on the construction of the 
Initial System of Subways, I wish to report as 
follows: 

The contract for State Street Subway, Contract 
S-7, was awarded to M. J. Boyle & Company on 
February 9, 1939. The specifications provide that 
the contract shall be substantially completed within 
250 days. This fixes the date of completion of this 
section as of October 16, 1939. Based upon the 
present rate of progress and the present status of 
the work, we now estimate that the work will be 
completed approximately January 15, 1940, or ap- 
proximately 90 days later than the date specified in 
the contract. 

The Contract provides that extensions of time 
shall be granted to the contractor for unavoidable 
delay due to a variety of causes enumerated in 
the contract provided that such delays are entirely 
beyond the control of the contractor. In our opin- 
ion, however, no delays have occurred, which would 
entitle the contractor to an extension of time under 
the terms of the contract. 

The contract provides further that if the con- 
tractor does not meet the requirements as to time, 
progress and final completion within the dates 
specified in the contract, the City may declare the 
contract forfeited. It appears, however, that the 
contract will be completed in ample time to allow 
the completion of the mezzanine stations before the 
completion date specified in the grant agreement 
with the Government. The interest of the City in 
our opinion is best served, therefore, by allowing 
the contractor, the M. J. Boyle & Company, to con- 
tinue and complete the contract for Section S-7 
even though there may be a technical default as to 
time of completion. It should be noted that the 
contractor has prosecuted his work diligently, the 
failure to complete on time being due, in my opin- 
ion, solely to the fact that the daily progress which 
he has been able to realize under the conditions 
encountered and the methods employed has been 
less than that anticipated. 



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As the work progresses on other contracts on the 
Subway, similar information will be presented to 
your Committee as occasion arises. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Philip Harrington, 



Commissioner of Subways and Traction. 



In the Matter of a Demand for Action to Bring About 

Payment by the Chicago Park District of a 

Certain Special Assessment. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report: 

Chicago, November 29, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred (November 15, 1939, page 1174) a communi- 
cation from Markman, Donovan & Sullivan in the 
matter of the collection of delinquent installments 
of a special assessment against property acquired by 
Northwest Park District, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend that this communication be referred to the 
Committee on Special Assessments. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



J. M. Arvey, 
Chairm,an. 



Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed. 



COMMITTEES AND RULES. 



Proposed Maintenance of Strict Neutrality by U. S. A. 
in Any European Conflict; Etc. 

The Committee on Committees and Rules submit- 
ted the following report: 

Chicago, November 21, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Committees and Rules, to 
whom was referred (August 30, 1939, page 814) a 
resolution to request the President of the United 
States to serve notice that the United Sates will 
observe strict neutrality in any European conflict, 
etc., having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that said resolu- 
tion be placed on file. 

This recommendation was concurred in by three 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



J. M. Arvey, 
Chairman. 



Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting . 



The question being put, the motion prevailed. 
(Alderman Lindell requested that he be recorded as 
voting "No.") 



In the Matter of a Bedistricting of the Wards 
of the City of Chicago. 

The Committee on Committees and Rules submitted 
the following report, which was ordered published 
and placed on file: 

Chicago, November 21, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Committees and Rules, hav- 
ing had under consideration sundry resolutions re- 
questing your committee to take immediate action 
to redistrict the City of Chicago, beg leave to ad- 
vise your honorable body that under the provisions 
of the statutes of the State of Illinois the City 
Council of the City of Chicago has no power to 
redistrict the City of Chicago until 1941, and that 
such redistricting must be based upon the federal 
census to be taken in 1940, and that it is the inten- 
tion of your committee to undertake the work of 
preparing a redistricting ordinance as soon as the 
figures of the 1940 federal census are available. 



Respectively submitted, 



(Signed) 



J. M. Arvey, 
Chairman. 



CONSOLIDATION, BEOBGANIZATION AND 
TAXATION. 



Proposed 

Enactment of Legislation to Provide City Council 

Control over the Appropriations and Expenditures 

of the Municipal Court of Chicago, the Board 

of Election Commissioners, the Municipal 

Tuberculosis Sanitarium and the 

Chicago Public Library. 

The Committee on Consolidation, Reorganization 
and Taxation submitted the following report, which 
was, on motion of Alderman Keenan, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 29, 1939. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Consolidation, Reorganiza- 
tion and Taxation, to whom was referred (May 3, 
1939, C. J. p. 175) an order directing the study of 
expenditures of the Municipal Court and Board of 
Election Commissioners having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the adoption of the two resolutions submitted here- 
with (a resolution petitioning the Governor to in- 
clude in any call for a special session of the General 
Assembly the matter of legislation to provide for 
City Council control over the appropriations and 
expenditures of the Municipal Court and the Board 
of Election Commissioners, and a resolution peti- 
tioning the Governor to include in any call for a 
special session of the General Assembly the mat- 
ter of legislation to provide for City Council con- 
trol over the appropriations and expenditures of 
the Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium and the 
Chicago Public Library) : 



November 29, 1939 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 



1309 



Whereas, The Board of Election Commissioners 
of the City of Chicago and The Municipal Court 
of Chicago are agencies of the city government of 
the City of Chicago and the corporate authorities of 
said city, with power to perform certain functions 
of government within the City of Chicago; and 

Whereas, The City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago is the governing authority of said city and 
is required by law to levy taxes for all of the func- 
tions of government of the City of Chicago, includ- 
ing that of the Board of Election Commissioners 
and The Municipal Court of Chicago; and 

Whereas, Under the laws creating said Board of 
Election Commissioners and The Municipal Court 
of Chicago, the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago has no control of the number of employes, 
the salaries or expenditures of said Board of Elec- 
tion Commissioners or said Municipal Court of 
Chicago, although said City Council is responsible 
to the taxpayers within the city for the amount of 
taxes levied for all corporate purposes; now, there- 
fore, be it 

Resolved, That the Governor of the State of Illi- 
nois be and he hereby is petitioned to include in 
any call of an extraordinary session of the General 
Assembly of the State of Illinois a specification of 
the following purposes: 

1. To enact laws and to amend or repeal any 
existing laws relating to the incorporation of 
cities and villages. 

2. To enact laws and to amend or repeal any 
existing laws regulating the holding of elections 
and declaring the result thereof in cities, villages 
and incorporated towns. 

3. To enact laws to amend or repeal any exist- 
ing laws in relation to a municipal court in the 
City of Chicago. 

4. To enact laws and to amend or repeal any 
existing laws to grant to the City Council in 
cities, and the president and board of trustees 
in villages, power to fix and determine the num- 
ber of employes, the salaries and expenditures of 
any board of election commissioners. 

5. To enact laws and to amend or repeal any 
existing laws to grant to the City Council of the 
City of Chicago power to fix and determine the 
number of employes, the salaries and expendi- 
tures of The Municipal Court of Chicago and of 
the officers thereof. 

Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of this reso- 
lution, certified by the City Clerk, be transmitted 
to the Governor of the State of Illinois. 



Whereas, The Board of Directors of Chicago Pub- 
lic Library and the Board of Directors of Chicago 
Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium are agencies of 
the city government of the City of Chicago and the 
corporate authorities of said city, with power to 
perform certain functions of government within the 
City of Chicago; and 

Whereas, The City Council of the City of Chicago 
is the governing authority of said city and is re- 
quired by law to levy taxes for all of the func- 
tions of government of the City of Chicago, in- 
cluding public library purposes and tuberculosis 
sanitarium purposes; and 



Whereas, Under the laws creating the board of 
directors of public libraries and the board of direc- 
tors of tuberculosis sanitariums, the City Council 
of the City of Chicago has no control of the number 
of employes, the salaries or expenditures of said 
boards, although said City Council is responsible to 
the taxpayers within the city for the amount of 
taxes levied for all such purposes; now, therefore, 

Be It Resolved, That the Governor of the State 
of Illinois be and he hereby is petitioned to include 
in any call of an extraordinary session of the Gen- 
eral Assembly of the State of Illinois a specification 
of the following purposes: 

1. To enact laws and to amend or repeal any 
existing laws relating to the incorporation of 
cities and villages. 

2. To enact laws and to amend or repeal any 
existing laws relating to the establishment and 
maintenance of public tuberculosis sanitariums. 

3. To enact laws and to amend or repeal any 
existing laws relating to the establishment and 
maintenance of free public libraries and reading 
rooms. 

4. To enact laws and to amend or repeal any 
existing laws to grant to the city council in cities, 
and the president and board of trustees in vil- 
lages, power to fix and determine the number of 
employes, the salaries and expenditures of any 
board of directors of a public tuberculosis sani- 
tarium. 

5. To enact laws and to amend or repeal any 
existing laws to grant to the city council in cities, 
and the president and board of trustees in vil- 
lages, power to fix and determine the number of 
employes, the salaries and expenditures of any 
board of directors of public libraries. 

Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of this reso- 
lution, certified by the City Clerk, be transmitted to 
the Governor of the State of Illinois. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Frank Keenan, 

Chairman. 



LOCAL INDUSTRIES, STREETS AND ALLEYS. 



Chicago Tribune Building Corp.: Electric Eye-Door 
Opener Outlets. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom had been referred (November 15, 
1939, page 1246) an ordinance for a grant of per- 
mission and authority to the Chicago Tribune Build- 
ing Corporation to install and maintain two pairs 
of electric eye-door opener outlets, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of said ordinance, with 
compensation as fixed by the Committee on Compen- 
sation. 

Alderman Hartnett moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 



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November 29, 1939 



Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, S'ain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority be 
and the same are hereby given and granted to the 
Chicago Tribune Building Corporation, its success- 
ors and assigns, to install and maintain two pair of 
electric eye-door opener outlets at the curb in 
front of the east and west entrances of the garage 
of the said company adjoining the premises known 
as Nos. 273-345 E. North Water street. Each of 
said two pair of outlets shall be eight (8) feet in 
height and constructed of 6-inch diameter pipe 
posts and shall be twenty-three (23) feet apart at 
each of said garage entrances, the location and 
construction of the said outlets to be substantially 
as shown on blue print hereto attached, which for 
greater certainty is hereby made a part of this ordi- 
nance. 

Section 2. The permission and authority herein 
granted shall cease and determine ten (10) years 
from and after the date of the passage of this ordi- 
nance, or may be revoked at any time prior thereto 
by the Mayor in his discretion without the consent 
of the grantee herein named. This ordinance shall 
also be subject to amendment, modification or re- 
peal at any time without the consent of the said 
grantee and in case of such real all the privileges 
herein granted shall thereupon cease and deter- 
mine. In the event of the revocation, amendment, 
modification or repeal of the authority or privi- 
leges hereby granted, or the termination by lapse 
of time, the exercise of the Mayor's discretion, or 
the exercise by the City Council of the powers 
above reserved, the grantee, by the filing of the 
written acceptance hereinafter provided for, shall 
be understood as consenting that the city shall re- 
tain all money it shall have previously received 
from said grantee under the provisions of this ordi- 
nance, said money to be considered and treated as 
compensation for the authority, permission and 
privileges enjoyed from the date of the passage of 
this ordinance until such action by the Mayor or 
City Council as the case may be. 

Section 3. During the life of this ordinance said 
grantee shall at all times keep said outlets and the 
portion of the sidewalk immediately surrounding 
same in good condition and repair, safe for public 
travel and free from snow, ice and dirt, to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of Public Works 
of the City of Chicago. 

Section 4. At the expiration of the term herein 
granted, upon the revocation by the Mayor of the 
permission and authority herein granted, or upon 
repeal of this ordinance, said grantee, its successors 
or assigns, shall forthwith remove said outlets and 
restore the sidewalk to its proper condition, to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of Public Works, 



so that the portion of said sidewalk where said out- 
lets had been located shall be put in the same con- 
dition as the other parts of said sidewalk in the 
same block. 

Section 5. No work shall be done under the 
authority of this ordinance until a permit authoriz- 
ing same shall have been issued by the Superinten- 
dent of Compensation, and no permit shall issue 
until the grantee herein shall execute to the City of 
Chicago a good and sufficient bond in the penal sum 
of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) with sureties 
to be approved by the Mayor, conditioned upon the 
faithful observance and performance of all and 
singular the conditions and provisions of this ordi- 
nance, and conditioned further to indemnify keep 
and save harmless the City of Chicago against all 
liabilities, judgments, costs, damages and expenses 
which may in any wise come against said city in 
consequence of the granting of this ordinance, or 
which may accrue against, be charged to or recov- 
ered from said city from or by reason or on account 
of the passage of this ordinance, or from or by 
reason or on account of any act or thing done by 
the grantee herein by virtue of the authority herein 
granted. Said bond and the liability of the sureties 
thereon shall be kept in force throughout the life 
of this ordinance and if at any time during the life 
of this ordinance such bond shall not be in full 
force, then the privileges herein granted shall be 
terminated, but the grantee shall, nevertheless, re- 
main liable to the City of Chicago for the compen- 
sation due until the expiration or repeal of this 
ordinance. 

Section 6. The said grantee agrees to pay to the 
City of Chicago as compensation for said outlets the 
sum of fifty dollars ($50.00) per annum, payable 
annually in advance, the first payment to be made 
as of the date of the passage of this ordinance and 
each succeeding payment annually thereafter; pro- 
vided that if default is made in the payment of any 
of the installments of compensation herein provided 
for, the privileges herein granted may be immedi- 
ately terminated under the powers reserved to the 
Mayor or City Council by Section 2 hereof, and 
thereupon this ordinance shall become null and 
void. Any termination by the city for default in 
payment of compensation as provided for by this 
section shall not release the grantee from liability 
for the compensation due up to and including the 
date of such termination. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage; provided the 
grantee herein files its written acceptance of this 
ordinance and the bond hereinabove provided for 
with the City Clerk within sixty (60) days after 
the passage and approval hereof. 



Proposed 

Amendment of the Regulations Governing Illuminated 

Signs, As to Signs Projecting beyond the Curb 

Lines of Widened Streets. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, 
on motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 27, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom were referred 



November 29, 1939 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 



1311 



(November 15, 1939, page 1203) a communi- 
cation |rom the Acting Commissioner of Streets 
and Electricity in the matter of a proposed 
amendment of the Chicago Electrical Code con- 
cerning projecting signs which extend beyond 
the curb lines of streets; and 

(November 15, 1939, page 1241) an ordinance 
for amendment of paragraph (u) of Section 88-48 
of the Municipal Code of Chicago concerning pro- 
jecting illuminated signs, 

having had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of the substi- 
tute ordinance herewith submitted, for amendment 
of Section 86-66 of the Municipal Code of Chicago 
[ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 43]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by eleven 
members of the committee, with no dissenting votes. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Consolidated Co.: Proposed Renewal of an Authoriza^ 
tion for the Use of Space in an Alley. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, 
on motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, November 27, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (October 18, 1939, 
page 1056) an application of the Consolidated Com- 
pany for permission to occupy space in the north- 
easterly-and-southwesterly 14-foot alley lying west 
of S. Kenwood avenue between the south line of 
E. 70th street and the north line of the first east- 
and-west 14-foot alley south of E. 70th street, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the following 
order (this recommendation was concurred in by 
twelve members of the committee, with no dissent- 
ing votes) : 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of Compensa- 
tion be and he is hereby authorized to issue a per- 
mit to the Consolidated Company for the use of the 
first northeasterly-and-southwesterly fourteen-foot 
public alley lying west of S. Kenwood avenue, be- 
tween the south line of E. 70th street and the north 
line of the first east-and-west fourteen-foot public 
alley south of E. 70th street, for a period of three 
(3) years from March 1, 1937, at an annual rental 
of one hundred forty-eight and eighty-five one- 
hundredths dollars ($148.85), payable annually in 
advance, said permit subject to revocation by either, 
party on thirty (30) days' notice, in writing, or may 
be revoked at any time by the Mayor in his dis- 
cretion. 

Respectfully submitted, 



Chicago, November 27, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (November 15, 1939, 
page 1242) an ordinance for a grant of permission 
and authority to The Florsheim Shoe Company to 
maintain and use an existing vault, with openings, 
under the north half of the first east-and-west alley 
south of W. Belmont avenue, between N. Springfield 
and N. Harding avenues, having had the same un- 
der advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of said ordinance, with compensation 
as fixed by the Committee on Compensation [ordi- 
nance printed in Pamphlet No. 43]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by twelve 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



General Electric Realty Corp.: Proposed Driveways. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, 
on motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 27^ 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (April 12, 1939, page 
13) [March 1, 1939, page 8110] an order for the 
issuance of a permit to General Electric Realty Cor- 
poration to construct and maintain two driveways 
at the southwest corner of S. Canal and W. Cabrini 
streets (one driveway 240 feet wide on S. Canal 
street and one driveway 320 feet wide on W. Cabrini 
street), having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of said 
order (this recommiendation was concurred in by 
twelve members of the committee, with no dissent- 
ing votes) : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public "Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
General Electric Realty Corporation to construct 
and maintain two driveways across the sidewalk, 
one 240 feet wide along S. Canal street, and one 
320 feet wide along W. Cabrini street, adjoining the 
southwest corner of S. Canal and W. Cabrini streets; 
said permit to be issued and the work therein au- 
thorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



The Florsheim Shoe Co.: Vault (with Openings). General Electric Realty Corp.: Proposed Driveways. 



The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, 
on motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and 
ordered published: 



The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, 
on motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and 
ordered published: 



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November 29, 1939 



Chicago, November 27, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (April 12, 1939, page 
13) [March 1, 1939, page 8110] an order for the 
issuance of a permit to the General Electric Realty 
Corporation to construct and maintain two drive- 
ways across the sidewalk adjoining the premises at 
the northeast corner of W. Arthington and S. Clin- 
ton streets, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the passage of 
said order (this recommendation was concurred in 
by twelve members of the committee, with no dis- 
senting votes) : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
General Electric Realty Corporation to construct 
and maintain two driveways across the sidewalk, 
one 320 feet wide along W. Arthington street, and 
one 240 feet wide along S. Clinton street, adjoining 
the northeast corner of W. Arthington and S. Clin- 
ton streets; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing 
the construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Griswold-Walker-Batetnan Co.: 
Track. 



Elevated Switch 



The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, 
on motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 27, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (November 15, 1939, 
page 1237) an ordinance for a grant of permission 
and authority to Griswold-Walker-Bateman Com- 
pany to maintain and use an existing elevated 
switch track across S. Sangamon street, north of 
W. 16th street, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of said ordinance, with compensation as fixed 
by the Committee on Compensation [ordinance 
printed in Pamphlet No. 43]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by twelve 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Henry P. Kransz: Driveways (Proposed Amendment). 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, 
on motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 27, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (November 15, 1939, 



page 1248) an order to amend an order passed 
October 18, 1939, directing the issuance of a permit 
to Henry P. Kransz to construct drivefvays across 
the sidewalk, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of said amendatory order (this recommenda- 
tion was concurred in by twelve members of the 
committee, with no dissenting votes) : 

Ordered, That an order passed by the City Coun- 
cil October 18, 1939, and appearing on page 1074 
of the Journal of the Proceedings of said date, di- 
recting the issuance of a permit to Henry P. Kransz 
for the construction and maintenance of driveways 
across the sidewalk, be and the same is hereby 
amended by striking out the figures "15" appearing 
on the fourth line of said order, and by inserting 
in lieu thereof the figures "30". 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Oscar Mayer & Co.: Proposed Driveways. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, 
on motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 27, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (Novemlaer 15, 1939, 
page 1246) an order for the issuance of a permit 
to Oscar Mayer & Company to construct and main- 
tain two driveways across the sidewalk at No. 1241 
N. Sedgwick street, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the accompanying substitute order for 
three 16-foot driveways at Nos. 333-335 W. Goethe 
street (this recommendation was concurred in by 
twelve members of the committee, with no dissent- 
ing votes) : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Oscar Mayer & Company to construct and maintain 
three driveways across the sidewalk, each 16 feet 
wide, in front of the premises known as Nos. 333- 
335 W. Goethe street; said permit to be issued and 
the work therein authorized to be done in accord- 
ance with the ordinances of the City of Chicago 
governing the construction and maintenance of 
driveways. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



E. N. McClure: Proposed Driveways. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, 
on motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 29, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (October 18, 1939, 
page 1059) an order for the issuance of a permit 



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to E. N. McClure to construct and maintain four 
driveways across the sidewalk at the southwest cor- 
ner of E. 95th street and S. Avenue N (two drive- 
ways on each street), having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to E. 
N. McClure to construct and maintain four drive- 
ways across the sidewalk, as follows: two drive- 
ways each 25 feet wide on the E. 95th street side, 
and one driveway 60 feet wide and one driveway 
25 feet wide on the S. Avenue N side, of the prem- 
ises known as the southwest corner of E. 95th street 
and S. Avenue N; said permit to be issued and the 
work therein authorized to be done in accordance 
with the ordinances of the City of Chicago govern- 
ing the construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Mechanical Plating Co.: Proposed Driveway. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, 
on motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 27, 1939. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (November 15, 1939, 
page 1240) an order for the issuance of a permit 
to the Mechanical Plating Co. to construct and 
maintain a driveway across the sidewalk in front of 
the premises known as No. 1520 W. Hubbard street, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of said order 
(this recommendation was concurred in by twelve 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes) : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Mechanical Plating Co. to construct and maintain 
one driveway across the sidewalk, 25 feet wide, in 
front of the premises known as No. 1520 W. Hub- 
bard street; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



David C. Rockola and Margaret E. Bockola: 
Track. 



Switch 



The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, 
on motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and 
ordered published: 



Chicago, August 1, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (July 12, 1939, page 
625) an ordinance for a grant of permission and 
authority to David C. Rockola and Margaret E. 
Rockola to maintain and operate an existing rail- 
road switch track in and along N. Sawyer avenue 
north of W. Chicago avenue, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of said ordinance, with compen- 
sation as fixed by the Committee on Compensation 
[ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 43]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by four- 
teen members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Sears, Roehuck & Co.: Proposed Driveways. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, 
on motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 27, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (November 15, 1939, 
page 1243) an order for the issuance of a permit 
to Sears, Roebuck & Company to construct and 
maintain four driveways across the sidewalk, one 
driveway on each of the following streets: on N. 
Cicero avenue at W. Belle Plaine avenue; on W. 
Cuyler avenue east of N. Cicero avenue; on N. Kil- 
patrick avenue north of W. Cuyler avenue; and on 
N. Kilpatrick avenue at W. Belle Plaine avenue, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of said order 
(this recommendation was concurred in by twelve 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes) : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Sears, Roebuck & Company to construct and main- 
tain four driveways across the sidewalk, as follows: 
one driveway 32 feet wide on N. Cicero avenue at 
W. Belle Plaine avenue; one driveway 33 feet wide 
on W. Cuyler avenue, 135 feet east of N. Cicero 
avenue; one driveway 32 feet wide on the west side 
of N. Kilpatrick avenue, 100 feet north of W. Cuyler 
avenue; and one driveway 32 feet wide on the west 
side of N. Kilpatrick avenue at W. Belle Plaine ave- 
nue; said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Mrs. Snyder's Home Made Candies, Inc.: Loading 
Platform. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, 
on motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and 
ordered published: 



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Chicago, November 27, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (November 15, 1939, 
page 1227) an ordinance for a grant of permission 
and authority to Mrs. Snyder's Home Made Candies, 
Inc. to maintain and use an existing loading plat- 
form on the west side of N. Garland court in the 
rear of the premises known as No. 119 N. Wabash 
avenue, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the passage of 
said ordinance, with compensation as fixed by the 
Committee on Compensation [ordinance printed in 
Pamphlet No. 43]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by twelve 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



William Weber: Proposed Driveways. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, 
on motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, October 26, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (October 18, 1939, 
page 1070) an order for the issuance of a permit 
to "William Weber for the construction and main- 
tenance of four driveways adjoining the premises 
known as the northwest corner of N. Cicero and 
W. Peterson avenues, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of said order (this recommendation 
was concurred in by twelve members of the com- 
mittee, with no dissenting votes) : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue permit to Wil- 
liam Weber to construct and maintain four drive- 
ways across the sidewalk, 25 feet wide, adjoining 
the premises known as the northwest corner of N. 
Cicero and W. Peterson avenues; said permit to be 
issued and the work therein authorized to be done 
in accordance with the ordinances of the City of 
Chicago governing the construction and mainte- 
nance of driveways. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairm,an. 



Union Interior Finish Co.: Bridge (Elevated Platform). 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, 
on motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 27, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (November 15, 1939, 



page 1234) an ordinance for a grant of permission 
and authority to the Union Interior Finish Com- 
pany to maintain and use an existing bridge or ele- 
vated platform over the north-and-south alley east 
of S. La Salle street, south of W. 53rd street, hav- 
eng had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of said ordi- 
nance, with compensation as fixed by the Commit- 
tee ori Compensation [ordinance printed in Pam- 
phlet No. 43]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by twelve 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



William Wrigley Jr. Co.: Steam Pipe and Conduit. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, 
on motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 27, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (November 15, 1939, 
page 1246) an ordinance for a grant of permission 
and authority to the William Wrigley Jr. Company 
to maintain and use an existing steam pipe in a 
conduit under and across E. Hubbard street west 
of N. Michigan avenue, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said ordinance, with compensation as 
fixed by the Committee on Compensation [ordi- 
nance printed in Pamphlet No. 43]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by twelve 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Proposed 

Vacation of E. 50th St. between S. State St. and S. 

Wabash Av., and an Adjacent Alley. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, 
on motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, September 27, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (September 13, 1939, 
page 859) a communication from the Board of Edu- 
cation requesting the vacation of part of E. 50th 
street and an adjacent alley in the block bounded 
by E. 50th street, E. 51st street, S. State street and 
S. Wabash avenue, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the ordinance herewith submitted, with- 



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out compensation, as recommended by the Commit- 
tee on Compensation [ordinance printed in Pam- 
phlet No. 43]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by ten 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



LOCAL TRANSPORTATION. 



Provision for Acquisition by the City of Chicago, 
through Condemnation Proceedings, of Easements 
in Certain Real Property in S. State St. and S. 
Wabash Av. between E. 13th and E. 14th 
Sts. for the Purpose of Constructing, 
Maintaining and Operating a System 
of Subways for Local Trans- 
portation Purposes. 

The Committee on Local Transportation submitted 
the following report: 

Chicago, November 29, 1939, 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Transportation, having 
had under consideration the subject-matter of a 
communication, dated November 27, 1939, from the 
~ Commissioner of Subways and Traction, advising 
that pursuant to the provisions of the ordinance 
passed October 4, 1939, directing him to negotiate 
with the owner or owners of or party or parties 
interested in certain private property in S. State 
street and S. Wabash avenue between E. 12th and 
E. 14th streets, designated parcels numbered 1, lA, 
2, 3, 3A, 4, 4A, 5, 5A, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 
15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26 re- 
spectively, for the purpose of agreeing as to the 
compensation to be paid for or in respect of certain 
rights to be acquired by the City in said property 
for subway purposes, he undertook such negotia- 
tions and that in each instance the owner or own- 
ers of or party or parties interested in said prop- 
erty refused to accept the amount offered and that 
he has been unable to agree with them as to the 
compensation to be paid for or in respect of said 
property, beg leave to report and recommend that 
the said communication or report from the Com- 
missioner of Subways and Traction be received, 
published and placed on file, and that the ordi- 
nance referred to in said communication, and 
herewith submitted, authorizing the Corporation 
Counsel to institute proceedings to acquire title to 
and possession of said rights in said property for 
the City of Chicago in accordance with the Eminent 
Domain Laws of the State of Illinois be passed. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



James R. Quinn, 

Chairman. 



The following is the communication referred to 
in the foregoing report: 



Department of Subways and Traction,] 
Chicago, November 27, 1939. 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Re: South State Street and South Wabash Avenue 
between 12th and 14th Streets. 

Gentlemen — Pursuant to the provisions of the 
ordinance passed on October 4, 1939, and amended 
October 18, 1939, directing the undersigned to ne- 
gotiate for and on behalf of the City of Chicago 
with the owner or owners of and party or parties 
interested in the following described property, all 
situated in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois, to-wit: 

Parcel No. 1 

That part of Lots Twelve (12), Thirteen (13), 
Fourteen (14) and Fifteen (15) in Seaman's 
Subdivision of Block Five (5), the west one-half 
of Block Four (4) and the west one hundred 
forty-eight (148) feet of Block Six (6) in the 
Assessor's Division of the northwest quarter of 
Fractional Section Twenty-two (22), Township 
Thirty-nine (39) North, Range Fourteen (14) 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, in the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and State of Illinois, 
described as follows: Beginning at the northeast 
corner of South State street and East 13th street, 
thence east along the north line of East 13th 
street for a distance of thirty-five (35) feet; 
thence northwesterly along a straight line to a 
point on the south line of said Lot Fourteen (14), 
the last mentioned point being twenty-four (24) 
feet east of the east line of South State Street; 
thence northwesterly along a straight line to a 
point on the south line of said Lot Thirteen (13), 
the last mentioned point being thirteen and five- 
tenths (13.5) feet east of the east line of South 
State street; thence northwesterly along a 
straight line to a point on the south line of said 
Lot Twelve (12), the last mentioned point being 
four (4) feet east of the east line of South State 
street; thence northwesterly along a straight line 
to a point on the east line of South State street, 
the last mentioned point being ten (10) feet 
south of the north line of said Lot Twelve (12); 
thence south along the east line of South State 
street to the point of beginning; and below a hor- 
izontal plane whose elevation is fourteen (14) 
feet above Chicago City Datum (14.0 Chicago 
City Datum) and lying between the lines of the 
aforedescribed property projected vertically 
downward to the center of the earth. 

Parcel No. 1-A 

That part of said Lots Twelve (12), Thirteen 
(13), Fourteen (14) and Fifteen (15) lying west- 
erly of the following described line: Beginning 
at a point on the south line of said Lot Fifteen 
(15) a distance of fifty-four (54) feet east of the 
east line of South State street; thence north- 
westerly along a straight line to a point on the 
north line of said Lot Twelve (12) a distance of 
fifteen (15) feet east of the east line of South 
State street. 

Parcel No. 2 

That part of Lots One (1), Two (2) and Three 
(3) in Block One (1) in Garrett's Subdivision of 
land in ^e northwest quarter of Fractional Sec- 
tion Twenty-two (22), Township Thirty-nine 
(39) North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the 
Third Principal Meridian, also that part of a strip 
of land lying north of and adjoining said Lot One 
(1) and south of and adjoining a line which is 



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Novembei* 29, 1939 



six hundred fifty-nine and fifty-four one-hun- 
dredths (659.54) feet south of the north line of 
said Section Twenty-two (22), in said Section 
Twenty-two (22), all in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois, described 
as follows: Beginning at the point of intersection 
of the south line of East 13th street and the east 
line of South State street; thence southeasterly 
along a straight line to a point on the south line 
of said Lot One (1), said point being sixteen (16) 
feet east of the east line of South State street; 
thence southeasterly along a straight line to a 
point on the south line of said Lot Two (2), the 
last mentioned point being twenty-seven and 
twenty-five one-hundredths (27.25) feet east of 
the east line of South State street; thence south- 
easterly along a straight line to a point on the 
south line of said Lot Three (3), the last men- 
tioned point being thirty-eight and five-tenths 
(38.5) feet east of the east line of South State 
street; thence east along the south line of said 
Lot Three (3) to a point which is seventy-one 
(71) feet west of the east line of said Lot Three 
(3) ; thence north along a straight line to a point 
on the south line of East 13th street, the last men- 
tioned point being seventy-one (71) feet west of 
the east line of said Lots extended; thence west 
along the south line of East 13th street to the 
point of beginning. 

Parcel No. 3 

That part of the east seventy-one (71) feet of 
Lots Two (2) and Three (3) in Block One (1) 
in Garrett's Subdivision of land in the northwest 
quarter of Fractional Section Twenty-two (22), 
Township Thirty-nine (39) North, Range Four- 
teen (14) East of the Third Principal Meridian, 
in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and State 
of Illinois, described as follows: Beginning at 
a point on the north line of said Lot Two (2), a 
distance of seventy-one (71) feet west of the 
east line of said Lot Two (2) ; thence south along 
a straight line which is seventy-one (71) feet 
west of and parallel with the east line of said 
Lots Two (2) and Three (3), to the south line 
of said Lot Three (3) ; thence east along the south 
line of said Lot Three (3) for a distance of 
twenty-one (21) feet; thence northwesterly 
along a straight line to the point of beginning. 

Parcel No. 3-A 

That part of Lots One (1), Two (2) and Three 
(3) in Block One (1), in Garrett's Subdivision 
of land in the northwest quarter of Fractional 
Section Twenty-two (22), Township Thirty-nine 
(39) North, Range Fourteen (14), East of the 
Third Principal Meridian, also that part of a 
strip of land lying north of and adjoining said 
Lot One (1) and south of the south line of east 
13th street, described as follows: Beginning at 
the southeast corner of said Lot Three (3); 
thence north along the west line of the alley to 
the south line of East 13th street; thence west 
along the south line of East 13th street for a dis- 
tance of seventy-one (71) feet; thence south 
along a line which is parallel and seventy-one 
(71) feet west of the alley, to the south line of 
said Lot One ( 1 ) ; thence southeasterly along a 
straight line to a point on the south line of said 
Lot Three (3), which said last point is fifty (50) 
feet west of the east line of said lot: thence east 
along the south line of said lot to the point of 
beginning. 

Parcel No. 4 

That part of Lots Four (4) and Five (5) in 
Block One (1) in Garrett's Subdivision of land 



in the northwest quarter of Fractional Section 
Twenty-two (22), Township Thirty-nine (39) 
North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois, described 
as follows : Beginning at a point on the north line 
of said Lot Four (4), a distance of fifty (50) feet 
west of the east line of said Lot; thence west 
along said north line for a distance of fifty-five 
and two-tenths (55.2) feet; thence southeasterly 
along a straight line to a point on the south line 
of said Lot Five (5), eighty-three and seven- 
tenths (83.7) feet west of the east line of said 
Lot; thence east along the south line of said Lot, 
a distance of fifty-five and seven-tenths (55.7) 
feet; thence northwesterly along a straight line 
to the point of beginning. 

Parcel No. 4-A 

That part of Lots Four (4) and Five (5) in 
Block One (1) in Garrett's Subdivision of land 
in the northwest quarter of Fractional Section 
Twenty-two (22), Township Thirty-nine (39) 
North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois, described 
as follows: Beginning at the northeast corner of 
said Lot Four (4); thence west along the north 
line of said Lot for a distance of fifty (50) feet; 
thence southeasterly along a straight line to a 
point on the south line of said Lot Five ( 5 ) which 
said point is twenty-eight (28) feet west of the 
east line of said Lot; thence east along said south 
line of said Lot Five (5) to the east line of said 
Lot; thence north along the east line of said Lots 
to the point of beginning. 

Parcel No. 5 

That part of Lots Six (6) and Seven (7), in 
Block One ( 1 ) , Garrett's Subdivision of land - 
in the northwest quarter of Fractional Section 
Twenty-two (22), Township Thirty-nine (39) 
North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois, described 
as follows: Beginning at a point on the north line 
of said Lot Six (6), twenty-eight (28) feet west 
of the east line of said Lot; thence west along 
the north line of said Lot, fifty-five and seven- 
tenths (55.7) feet; thence southeasterly along a 
straight line to a point on the south line of said 
Lot Seven (7), sixty-three and seven-tenths 
(63.7) feet west of the east line of said Lot; 
thence east along the south line of said Lot to 
the east line of same; thence northwesterly along 
a straight line of the point of beginning. 

Parcel No. 5-A 

That part of Lots Six (6) and Seven (7), Block 
One (1), Garrett's Subdivision of land in the 
northwest quarter of Fractional Section Twenty- 
two (22), Township Thirty-nine (39) North, 
Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois, described as follows: Be- 
ginning at the northeast corner of said Lot Six 
(6) ; thence west along the north line of said Lot, 
a distance of twenty-eight (28) feet; thence 
southeasterly along a straight line to the south- 
east corner of said Lot Seven ( 7 ) ; thence north 
along the east lot line to the point of beginning. 

Parcel No. 6 

That part of Lots Eight (8), Nine (9), Ten (10) 
and Eleven (11) in Block One (1) in Garrett's 
Subdivision of land in the northwest quarter of 



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Fractional Section Twenty-two (22), Township 
Thirty-nine (39) North, Range Fourteen (14) 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, also that 
part of the west half of the alley lying east of and 
adjoining said lots, |n the City of Chicago, County 
of Coolc and State of Illinois, described as fol- 
lows: Beginning at the northeast corner of said 
Lot Eight (8); thence west along the north line 
of said Lot for a distance of sixty-three and 
seven-tenths (63.7) feet; thence southeasterly 
along a straight line to a point on the south line 
of said Lot Eight (8), said point being a distance 
of fifty-five and five-tenths (55.5) feet west of 
the east line of said lot; thence southeasterly 
along a straight line to a point on the south line 
of said Lot Nine (9), said point being a distance 
of forty-seven and five-tenths (47.5) feet west 
of the east line of said lot; thence southeasterly 
along a straight line to a point on the south line 
of said Lot Ten (10), said point being a distance 
of forty-one (41) feet west of the east line of 
said Lot; thence southeasterly along a straight 
line to a point on the south line of said Lot 
Eleven (11), said point being a distance of thirty- 
four and five-tenths (34.5) feet west of the east 
line of said Lot; thence east along the south line 
of said Lot Eleven (11) and along said south line 
extended to the center line of said alley; thence 
north along the center line of said alley to a point 
which is twelve (12) feet south of the north line 
extended of said Lot Ten (10); thence north- 
westerly along a straight line to the northeast 
corner of said Lot Nine (9) ; thence north to the 
point of beginning. 

Also 

That part of Lots One ( 1 ) , Two ( 2 ) , Three ( 3 ) , 
Four (4) and Five (5) in Gur ley's Subdivision 
in Block Ten (10) in Assessor's Division in Sec- 
tion Twenty-two (22), Township Thirty-nine 
(39) North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the 
Third Principal Meridian, and also that part of 
the west half of the alley lying east- of and ad- 
jacent to said lots, in the City of Chicago, County 
of Cook and State of Illinois, described as fol- 
lows: Beginning at the northeast corner of said 
Lot One ( 1 ) ; thence west along the north line of 
said Lot a distance of thirty-four and five-tenths 
(34.5) feet; thence southeasterly along a straight 
line to a point on the south line of said Lot One 
(1), said point being a distance of thirty-one 
(31) feet west of the east line of said Lot; thence 
southeasterly along a straight line to a point on 
the south line of said Lot Two (2), said point 
being a distance of twenty-six and five-tenths 
(26.5) feet west of the east line of said Lot; 
thence southeasterly along a straight line to a 
point on the south line of said Lot Three (3), said 
point being a distance of twenty-three and five- 
tenths (23.5) feet west of the east line of said 
Lot; thence southeasterly along a straight line 
to a point on the south line of said Lot Four (4), 
said point being a distance of twenty-one (21) 
feet west of the east line of said Lot; thence 
southeasterly along a straight line to a point on 
the south line of said Lot Five (5), said point 
being a distance of nineteen (19) feet west of the 
east line of said Lot; thence east along the south 
line of said Lot Five (5) and along said south 
line extended to the center line of said alley; 
thence north along the center line of said alley 
to the north line extended of said Lot One (1); 
thence west to the point of beginning. 

Also 

That part of Lot Six (6) and the south forty 
(40) feet of Lot Seven (7) in Block Ten (10) in 



the Assessor's Division in Section Twenty-two 
(22), Township Thirty-nine (39) North, Range 
Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal Merid- 
ian, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois, described as follows: Beginning 
at the northeast corner of the south forty (40) 
feet of said Lot Seven (7); thence west along 
the north line of said south forty (40) feet of 
said Lot for a distance of twenty-nine (29) feet; 
thence southeasterly along a straight line to a 
point on the south line of said Lot, a distance of 
twenty-seven (27) feet west of the east line of 
said Lot; thence southerly along a straight line 
to a point on the south line of said Lot Six (6), 
a distance of twenty-six and five-tenths (26.5) 
feet west of the east line of said Lot; thence east 
along the south line of said Lot to the east line 
of said Lot; thence north along the east line of 
said Lots to the point of beginning. 

Parcel No. 7 

That part of the north half of Lot Five (5) in 
Block Ten (10) in Assessor's Division in Section 
Twenty-two (22), Township Thirty-nine (39) 
North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois, described 
as follows: Beginning at the northeast corner of 
said Lot; thence west along said north line of said 
Lot for a distance of twenty-six and five-tenths 
(26.5) feet; thence south along a straight line 
which is parallel with the east line of said Lot 
to the south line of said north half of said Lot 
Five ( 5 ) ; thence east along said south line of said 
north half of said Lot Five (5) to the east line 
of said Lot; thence north along the east line of 
said Lot to the point of beginning. 

Parcel No. 8 

That part of the south half of Lot Five (5) in 
Block Ten (10) in Assessor's Division in Section 
Twenty-two (22), Township Thirty-nine (39) 
North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois, described 
as follows: Beginning at the northeast corner of 
the south half of said Lot Five (5); thence west 
along the north line of said south half of said 
Lot for a distance of twenty-six and five-tenths 
(26.5) feet; thence south along a straight line 
which is parallel with the east line of said Lot to 
the south line of said Lot; thence east along the 
south line of said Lot to the east line of said Lot; 
thence north along the east line of said Lot to the 
point of beginning. 

Parcel No. 9 

The East Sixteen and five-tenths (16.5) feet 
of Lots One (1), Two (2) and the north half of 
Lot Three (3), in Herrington's Addition in Block 
seventeen (17) in Assessor's Division in Section 
Twenty-two (22), Township Thirty-nine (39) 
North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, also that part of the west half 
of the alley lying east of and adjacent to said 
Lots, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 10 

That part of the alley in Block One (1) in 
Garrett's Subdivision of land in the northwest 
quarter of Fractional Section Twenty-two (22), 
Township Thirty-nine (39) North, Range Four- 



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teen (14) East of the Third Principal Meridian, 
in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and State 
of Illinois, described as follows: Beginning on the 
east line of said alley one (1) foot north of the 
south line of Lot Twenty-two (22) in said Block 
One ( 1 ) ; thence west along a line which is one 
( 1 ) foot north of and parallel with the south line 
extended of said Lot, to the center line of said 
alley; thence north along said center line for a 
distance of thirty-three (33) feet; thence south- 
easterly along a straight line to the point of be- 
ginning. 

Parcel No. 11 

That part of Lot Twenty (20) (except the 
north five and one-half (51/2) feet) and that part 
of the north six (6) feet of Lot Twenty-one (21) 
in Block One (1), in Garrett's Subdivision of 
land in the northwest quarter of Fractional Sec- 
tion Twenty-two (22), Township Thirty-nine 
- (39) North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the 
Third Principal Meridian, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois, described 
as follows: Beginning at a point on the west line 
of said Lot Twenty (20), five and one-half (5%) 
feet south of the north line of said Lot; thence 
south along the west line of said Lots to a point 
six (6) feet south of the north line of said Lot 
Twenty-one (21) ; thence east along a line which 
is parallel with the north line of said Lot Twen- 
ty-one (21) for a distance of eight and seven- 
tenths (8.7) feet; thence northwesterly along a 
straight line to the point of beginning. 

Parcel No. 12 

That part of Lot Twenty-one (21) (except the 
north six (6) feet) and that part of the north 
four (4) feet of Lot Twenty-two (22) in Block 
One (1) in Garrett's Subdivision of land in the 
northwest quarter of Fractional Section Twenty- 
two (22), Township Thirty-nine (39) North, 
Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois, described as follows: Be- 
ginning at a point in the west line of said Lot 
Twenty-one (21), six (6) feet south of the north 
line of said Lot; thence south along the west line 
of said Lots Twenty-one (21) and Twenty-two 
(22) to a point four (4) feet south of the north 
line of said Lot Twenty-two (22); thence east 
along a line which is parallel with the north line 
of said Lot Twenty-two (22), for a distance of 
sixteen and eighty-five one-hundredths (16.85) 
feet; thence northwesterly along a straight line 
to a point in Lot Twenty-one (21), said point 
being six (6) feet south of the north line of said 
Lot and eight and seven-tenths (8.7) feet east of 
the west line of said Lot; thence west along a 
straight line to the point of beginning. 

Parcel No. 13 

That part of Lot Twenty-two (22) in Block 
One (1) in Garrett's Subdivision of land in the 
northwest quarter of Fractional Section Twenty- 
two (22), Township Thirty-nine (39) North, 
Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal 
Meridian in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois, described as follows: Be- 
ginning at a point on the west line of said Lot, 
four (4) feet south of the north line of said Lot; 
thence south along said west line to a point one 
(1) foot north of the south line of said Lot; 
thence east along a line which is parallel with 
the south line of said Lot for a distance of 
twenty-five (25) feet; thence northwesterly 



along a straight line to a point which is four (4) 
feet south of the north line of said Lot and six- 
teen and eighty-five one-hundredths (16.85) feet 
east of the west line of said Lot; thence west 
along a straight line to the point of beginning. 

Parcel No. 14 

The South One (1) foot of the west twenty- 
five (25) feet of Lot Twenty- two (22) in Block 
One (1) in Garrett's Subdivision of land in the 
northwest quarter of Fractional Section Twenty- 
two (22), Township Thirty-nine (39) North, 
Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois, also the west twenty-five 
(25) feet of Lot One (1) in County Clerk's Divi- 
sion of Lot One (1), Block Ten (10) in the As- 
sessor's Division in Section Twenty-two (22), 
Township Thirty-nine (39) North, Range Four- 
teen (14) East of the Third Principal Meridian, in 
the City of Chicago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois, also that part of the east half of the alley 
lying west of and adjacent to said Lot One (1) 
and the south one (1) foot of said Lot Twenty- 
two (22). 

Parcel No. 15 

The west twenty-five (25) feet of Lot Two (2) 
in the County Clerk's Division of Lot One (1), 
Block Ten (10) in Assessor's Division in Section 
Twenty-two (22), Township Thirty-nine (39) 
North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, also that part of the east half 
of the alley lying west of and adjacent to said 
Lot, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 16 

The west twenty-five (25) feet of Lot Three 

(3) in County Clerk's Division of Lot One (1) 
in Block Ten (10) in Assessor's Division in Sec- 
tion Twenty- two (22), Township Thirty-nine 
(39) North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the 
Third Principal Meridian, also that part of the 
east half of alley lying west of and adjacent to 
said Lot, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 17 

The west twenty-five (25) feet of Lot Four 

(4) in County Clerk's Division of Lot One (1), 
Block Ten (10) in Assessor's Division in Section 
Twenty-two (22), Township Thirty-nine (39) 
North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, also that part of the east half 
of the alley lying west of and adjacent to said 
Lot, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 18 

The west twenty-five (25) feet of Lot Five 

(5) in County Clerk's Division of Lot One (1), 
Block Ten (10) in Assessor's Division in Section 
Twenty-two (22), Township Thirty-nine (39) 
North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, also that part of the east half 
of the alley lying west of and adjacent to said 
lot, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 19 

The west thirty-five (35) feet of the north 
thirty (30) feet of Lot Two (2), Block Ten (10) 
in Assessor's Division in Section Twenty-two 



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(22), Township Thirty-nine (39) North, Range 
Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal Meri- 
dian, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 20 

The west thirty-five (35) feet of the south 
twenty (20) feet of Lot Two (2), also the west 
thirty-five (35) feet of the north five (5) feet of 
Lot Three (3), all in Bloclc Ten (10) in Assessor's 
Division in Section Twenty-two (22), Township 
Thirty-nine (39) North, Range Fourteen (14) 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, in the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 21 

The west thirty-five (35) feet of Lot Three (3) 
except the north five (5) feet thereof; also, the 
west thirty-five (35) feet of the north five (5) 
feet of Lot Four (4), all in Block Ten (10) in 
Assessor's Division in Section Twenty-two (22), 
Township Thirty-nine (39) North, Range Four- 
teen (14) East of the Third Principal Meridian, 
in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and State 
of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 22 

The west thirty-five (35) feet of the south 
twenty- two (22) feet of the north twenty-seven 
(27) feet of Lot Four (4) in Block Ten (10) in 
Assessor's Division in Section Twenty-two (22), 
Township Thirty-nine (39) North, Range Four- 
teen (14) East of the Third Principal Meridian, 
in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and State 
of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 23 

The west thirty-five (35) feet of the north one 
and five-tenths (1.5) feet of the south twenty- 
three and six-tenths (23.6) feet of Lot Four (4) 
in Block Ten (10) in Assessor's Division in Sec- 
tion Twenty-two (22), Township Thirty-nine 
(39) North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the 
"Third Principal Meridian, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 24 

The west thirty-five (35) feet of the south 
twenty-two and one-tenth (22.1) feet of Lot Four 
(4) in Block Ten (10) in Assessor's Division in 
Section Twenty-two (22), Township Thirty-nine 
(39) North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the 
"Third Principal Meridian, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 25 

The west twenty-five (25) feet of Lot Thirty- 
six (36) in Herrington's Addition in Block Seven- 
teen (17) in the Assessor's Division in Section 
Twenty-two (22), in Township Thirty-nine (39) 
North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, also that part of the east half 
of the alley lying west of and adjacent to said 
Lot, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 26 

The west twenty-five (25) feet of Lot Thirty- 
five (35) in Herrington's Addition in Block Sev- 
enteen (17) in the Assessor's Division in Section 
Twenty-two (22), Township Thirty-nine (39) 
North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, also that part of the East 
half of the alley lying west of and adjacent to 



said Lot, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois; 

for the purpose of agreeing as to the compensation 
to be paid for or in respect of certain rights to be 
acquired by the City in said property for subway 
purposes, I respectfully report that I undertook 
such negotiations. 

In each instance the owner or owners of or party 
or parties interested in said property refused to 
accept the amount offered and I have been unable 
to agree with them as to the compensation to be 
paid for or in respect of said property. 

An ordinance authorizing the Corporation Coun- 
sel of the City of Chicago to institute proceedings 
to acquire title to and possession of said rights in 
said property for the City of Chicago in accordance 
with the Eminent Domain Laws of the State of 
Ilhnois is presented herewith. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Philip Harrington, 



Commissioner of Subways and Traction. 

Alderman Quinn moved to concur in the report of 
the Committee on Local Transportation and to pass 
the ordinance recommended therein. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Grant, Cohen, Douglas, Smith, 
Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, 
Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, S'ain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, 
Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cul- 
lerton, Brody, Cowhey, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

Alderman Lindell thereupon moved to reconsider 
the foregoing vote. 

The motion to reconsider was lost. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, the Commissioner of Subways and 
Traction of the City of Chicago has reported to the 
City Council of the City of Chicago his acts and 
doings in negotiating for and in behalf of the City 
of Chicago with the owner or owners of or party 
or parties interested in the real property herein- 
after in Section 2 of this ordinance described for 
the purpose of agreeing as to the compensation to 
be paid for or in respect of said property, and the 
said City Council of the City of Chicago having 
carefully examined and considered said report finds 
that due and diligent efforts were made to agree 
with the owner or owners of and party or parties 
interested in said property as to compensation to 
be paid for or in respect of said property, and that 
the City of Chicago has been and is unable to agree 
with the owner or owners of and party or parties 
interested in said property as to said compensation, 
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Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. It is necessary, convenient and de- 
sirable for the City of Chicago to acquire title to 
and possession of certain real property hereinafter 
described in Section 2 of this ordinance and as 
shown in the attached plat (which is hereby made 
a part hereof) for the purpose of constructing, 
maintaining and operating a system of subways for 
local transportation purposes to be and remain the 
property of the City of Chicago as provided for in 
the ordinance passed by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago November 3, 1938, as amended by an 
ordinance passed by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago May 24, 1939, which said ordinance, as 
amended, authorizes an Initial System of Subways 
to form an integral part of such system of local 
transportation as hereafter may be provided in the 
City of Chicago, with connections and extensions 
to and toward and affording rapid transit facilities 
for all sections of the city and further providing 
that said Initial System of Subways shall consist 
of tunnels and ways constructed in the city in, un- 
der, upon, across, along and beneath the surface of 
the streets, alleys, public places and other lands 
and properties both public and private and under 
the Chicago River, and located as described in said 
ordinance and in the general plans and drawings 
by reference made a part thereof which general 
plans and drawings were subsequently modified by 
an ordinance passed by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago January 18, 1939, and by an ordi- 
nance passed by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago March 24, 1939, and by an ordinance passed 
by the City Council of the City of Chicago June 14, 
1939, and by an ordinance passed by the City Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago June 27, 1939, and by an 
ordinance passed by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago August 8, 1939. 

Section 2. The property necessary, convenient 
and desirable to acquire for the purposes set forth 
in Section 1 of this ordinance is more fully de- 
scribed as follows: 

Parcel No. 1 

A permanent, perpetual and exclusive right, 
easement and right of way for the con^ruction, 
maintenance and operation of subways ana tunnels 
in, through and under 

That part of Lots Twelve (12), Thirteen (13), 
Fourteen (14) and Fifteen (15) in Seaman's 
Subdivision of Block Five (5), the west one-half 
of Block Four (4) and the west one hundred 
forty-eight (148) feet of Block Six (6) in the 
Assessor's Division of the northwest quarter of 
Fractional Section Twenty-two (22), Township 
Thirty-nine (39) North, Range Fourteen (14) 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, in the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and State of Illinois, 
described as follows : Beginning at the northeast 
corner of South State Street and East 13th Street, 
thence east along the north line of East 13th 
street for a distance of thirty-five (35) feet; 
thence northwesterly along a straight line to a 
point on the south line of said Lot Fourteen (14), 
the last mentioned point being twenty-four (24) 
feet east of the east line of South State Street; 
thence northwesterly along a straight line to a 
point on the south line of said Lot Thirteen (13), 
the last mentioned point being thirteen and five- 
tenths (13.5) feet east of the east line of South 
State Street; thence northwesterly along a 



straight line to a point on the south line of said 
Lot Twelve (12), the last mentioned point being 
four (4) feet east of the east line of South State 
street; thence northwesterly along a straight line 
to a point on the east line of South State street, 
the last mentioned point being ten (10) feet 
south of the north line of said Lot Twelve (12) ; 
thence south along the east line of South State 
street to the point of beginning; and below a 
horizontal plane whose elevation is fourteen (14) 
feet above Chicago City Datum (14.0 Chicago 
City Datum) and lying between the lines of the 
aforedescribed property projected vertically 
downward to the center of the earth. 

Parcel No. 1-A 

A temporary and exclusive right and easement 
in, through, over and under 

That part of said Lots Twelve (12), Thirteen 
(13), Fourteen (14) and Fifteen (15) lying west- 
erly of the following described line: Beginning 
at a point on the south line of said Lot Fifteen 
(15) a distance of fifty-four (54) feet east of 
the east line of South State street; thence north- 
westerly along a straight line to a point on the 
north line of said Lot Twelve (12) a distance of 
fifteen (15) feet east of the east line of South 
State Street. 

Said temporary right and easement shall con- 
tinue for a period of twelve (12) consecutive 
calendar months from the time the City of Chi- 
cago acquires said right and easement and shall 
include the right to enter upon and exclusively 
use and occupy the premises above described for 
the purpose of constructing a portion of the sys- 
tem of subways for local transportation hereto- 
fore in Section 1 described," together with the 
right to make excavations and to erect tempo- 
rary structures thereon and to erect and install 
structures necessary for the construction of a sub- 
way in the immediate vicinity of said premises 
and the right to destroy or remove any and all 
structures or buildings, or parts thereof, existing 
within the confines of said easement at the time 
of acquisition by the City of Chicago. At or be- 
fore the expiration of said period of twelve (12) 
calendar months any temporary structure erected 
shall be removed and any excavations made for 
subway purposes within said premises shall be 
back-filled with soil or other suitable material 
substantially to the level or levels existing at the 
time the City of Chicago acquired the right and 
easement to said premises. 

Parcel No. 2 

That part of Lots One (1), Two (2) and Three 
(3) in Block One (1) in Garrett's Subdivision of 
land in the northwest quarter of Fractional Sec- 
tion Twenty-two (22), Township Thirty-nine 
(39) North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the 
"Third Principal Meridian, also that part of a strip 
of land lying north of and adjoining said Lot One 
(1) and south of and adjoining a line which is 
six hundred fifty-nine and fifty-four one-hun- 
dredths (659.54) feet south of the north line of 
said Section Twenty-two (22), in said Section 
Twenty-two (22), all in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois, described 
as follows: Beginning at the point of intersection 
of the south line of East 13th street and the east 
line of South State Street; thence southeasterly 
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of said Lot One (1), said point being sixteen 
(16) feet east of the east line of South State 
Street; thence southeasterly along a straight line 
to a point on the south line of said Lot Two ( 2 ) , 
the last mentioned point being twenty-seven and 
twenty-five one-hundredths (27.25) feet east of 
the east line of South State street; thence south- 
easterly along a straight line to a point on the 
south line of said Lot Three (3), the last men- 
tioned point being thirty-eight and five-tenths 
(38.5) feet east of the east line of South State 
Street; thence east along the south line of said 
Lot Three (3) to a point which is seventy-one 
(71) feet west of the east line of said Lot Three 
(3) ; thence north along a straight line to a point 
on the south line of East 13th street, the last 
mentioned point being seventy-one (71) feet 
west of the east line of said Lots extended; thence 
west along the south line of East 13th Street to 
the point of beginning. 

Parcel No. 3 

That part of the east seventy-one (71) feet of 
■ Lots Two (2) and Three (3) in Block One (1) 
in Garrett's Subdivision of land in the northwest 
quarter of Fractional Section Twenty-two (22), 
Township Thirty-nine (39) North, Range Four- 
teen (14) East of the Third Principal Meridian, 
in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and State 
of Illinois, described as follows: Beginning at a 
point on the north line of said Lot Two (2), a 
distance of seventy-one (71) feet west of the east 
line of said Lot Two (2); thence south along a 
straight line which is seventy-one (71) feet west 
of and parallel with the east line of said lots Two 

(2) and Three (3), to the south line of said Lot 
Three (3); thence east along the south line of 
said Lot Three (3) for a distance of twenty-one 
(21) feet; thence northwesterly along a straight 
line to the point of beginning. 

Parcel No. 3- A 

A temporary and exclusive right and easement 
in, through, over and under 

That part of Lots One (1), Two (2) and Three 

(3) in Block One (1), in Garrett's Subdivision 
of land in the northwest quarter of Fractional 
Section Twenty-two (22), Township Thirty-nine 
(39) North, Range Fourteen (14), East of the 
Third Principal Meridian, also that part of a 
strip of land lying north of and adjoining said 
Lot One ( 1 ) , and south of the south line of East 
13th street, described as follows: Beginning at 
the southeast corner of said Lot Three (3); 
thence north along the west line of the alley to 
the south line of East 13th street; thence west 
along the south line of East 13th street for a dis- 
tance of seventy-one (71) feet; thence south 
along a line which is parallel with and seventy- 
one (71) feet west of the alley, to the south line 
of said Lot One ( 1 ) ; thence southeasterly along 
a straight line to a point on the south line of said 
Lot Three (3), which said last point is fifty (50) 
feet west of the east line of said Lot; thence east 
along the south line of said Lot to the point of 
beginning. 

Said temporary right and easement shall con- 
tinue for a period of twelve (12) consecutive 
calendar months from the time the City of Chi- 
cago acquires said right and easement and shall 
include the right to enter upon and exclusively 
use and occupy the premises above described for 
the purpose of constructing a portion of the sys- 



tem of subways for local transportation hereto- 
fore in Section 1 described, together with the 
right to make excavations and to erect temporary 
structures thereon and to erect and install 
structures necessary for the construction of a 
subway in the immediate vicinity of said prem- 
ises and the right to destroy or remove any and 
all structures or buildings, or parts thereof, ex- 
isting within the confines of said easement at the 
time of acquisition by the City of Chicago. At 
or before the expiration of said period of twelve 
(12) calendar months any temporary structure 
erected shall be removed and any excavations 
made for subway purposes within said premises 
shall be backfilled with soil or other suitable 
material substantially to the level or levels exist- 
ing at the time the City of Chicago acquired the 
right and easement to said premises. 

Parcel No. 4 

That part of Lots Four (4) and Five (5) in 
Block One (1) in Garrett's Subdivision of land 
in the northwest quarter of Fractional Section 
Twenty-two (22), Township Thirty-nine (39) 
North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois, described 
as follows: Beginning at a point on the north line 
of said Lot Four (4), a distance of fifty (50) feet 
west of the east line of said Lot; thence west 
along said north line for a distance of fifty-five 
and two -tenths (55.2) feet; thence southeasterly 
along a straight line to a point on the south line 
of said Lot Five (5), eighty-three and seven- 
tenths (83.7) feet west of the east line of said 
Lot; thence east along the south line of said 
Lot, a distance of fifty-five and seven-tenths 
(55.7) feet; thence northwesterly along a straight 
line to the point of beginning. 

Parcel No. 4-A 

A temporary and exclusive right and easement 
in, through, over and under 

That part of Lots Four (4) and Five (5) in 
Block One (1) in Garrett's Subdivision of land 
in the northwest quarter of Fractional Section 
Twenty-two (22), Township Thirty-nine (39) 
North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois, described 
as follows: Beginning at the northeast corner of 
said Lot Four (4) ; thence west along the north 
line of said Lot for a distance of fifty (50) feet; 
thence southeasterly along a straight line to a 
point on the south line of said Lot Five (5) , which 
said point is twenty-eight (28) feet west of the 
east line of said Lot; thence east along said south 
line of said Lot Five (5) to the east line of said 
Lot; thence north along the east line of said Lots 
to the point of beginning. 

Said temporary right and easement shall con- 
tinue for a period of twelve (12) consecutive 
calendar months from the time the City of Chi- 
cago acquires said right and easement and shall 
include the right to enter upon and exclusively 
use and occupy the premises above described for 
the purpose of constructing a portion of the sys- 
tem of subways for local transportation hereto- 
fore in Section 1 described, together with the 
right to make excavations and to erect temporary 
structures thereon and to erect and install struc- 
tures necessary for the construction of a subway 
in the immediate vicinity of said premises and 
the right to destroy or remove any and all 



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CITY OF CHICAGO 
DEPARTMENT OF SUBWAYS AND TRACTION 

F»LAT OF LANDS AND EASEMENTS 
TO BE ACQUIRED FOR SUBWAY 

S STATE AND E 13 TH STREETS 

SCALE AS SHOWN SEPT- '939 



November 29, 1939 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 



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structures or buildings, or parts thereof, existing 
within the confines of said easement at the time 
of acquisition by the City of Chicago. At or 
before the expiration of said period of twelve 
(12) calendar months any temporary structure 
erected shall be removed and any excavations 
made for subway purposes within said premises 
shall be backfilled with soil or other suitable 
material substantially to the level or levels ex- 
isting at the time the City of Chicago acquired 
the right and easement to said premises. 

Parcel No. 5 

That part of Lots Six (6) and Seven (7) in 
Block One (1), Garrett's Subdivision of land in 
the northwest quarter of Fractional Section 
Twenty-two (22), Township Thirty-nine (39) 
North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third 
Principal Meridian in the City of Chicago, County 
of Cook and State of Illinois, described as fol- 
lows: Beginning at a point on the north line of 
said Lot Six (6), twenty-eight (28) feet west 
of the east line of said Lot; thence west along the 
" north line of said Lot, fifty-five and seven-tenths 
(55.7) feet; thence southeasterly along a straight 
line to a point on the south line of said Lot Seven 
(7), sixty-three and seven-tenths (63.7) feet 
west of the east line of said Lot; thence east along 
the south line of said Lot to the east line of same; 
thence northwesterly along a straight line to the 
point of beginning. 

Parcel No. 5- A 

A temporary and exclusive right and easement 
in, through, over and under 

That part of Lots Six (6) and Seven (7) in 
Block One (1), Garrett's Subdivision of land in 
the northwest quarter of Fractional Section 
Twenty-two (22), Township Thirty-nine (39) 
North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois, described 
as follows: Beginning at the northeast corner of 
said Lot Six (6) ; thence west along the north line 
of said Lot, a distance of twenty-eight (28) feet; 
thence southeasterly along a straight line to the 
southeast corner of said Lot Seven ( 7 ) ; thence 
north along the east lot line to the point of be- 
ginning. 

Said temporary right and easement shall con- 
tinue for a period of twelve (12) consecutive 
calendar months from the time the City of Chi- 
cago acquires said right and easement and shall 
include the right to enter upon and exclusively 
use and occupy the premises above described for 
the purpose of constructing a portion of the sys- 
tem of subways for local transportation hereto- 
fore in Section 1 described, together with the 
right to make excavations and to erect temporary 
structures thereon and to erect and install struc- 
tures necessary for the construction of a subway 
in the immediate vicinity of said premises and 
the right to destroy or remove any and all struc- 
tures or buildings, or parts thereof, existing 
within the confines of said easement at the time 
of acquisition by the City of Chicago. At or be- 
fore the expiration of said period of twelve (12) 
calendar months any temporary structure erected 
shall be removed and any excavations made for 
subway purposes within said premises shall be 
backfilled with soil or other suitable material 
substantially to the level or levels existing at the 
time the City of Chicago acquired the right and 
easement to said premises. 



Parcel No. 6 

That part of Lots Eight (8), Nine (9), Ten 

(10) and Eleven (11) in Block One (1) in Gar- 
rett's Subdivision of land in the northwest quar- 
ter of Fractional Section Twenty-two (22), 
Township Thirty-nine (39) North, Range Four- 
teen (14) East of the Third Principal Meridian, 
also that part of the west half of the alley lying 
east of and adjoining said lots, in the City of 
Chicago, County of Cook and State of Illinois, de- 
scribed as follows: Beginning at the northeast 
corner of said Lot Eight (8); thence west along 
the north line of said lot for a distance of sixty- 
three and seven-tenths (63.7) feet; thence south- 
easterly along a straight line to a point on the 
south line of said Lot Eight (8), said point being 
a distance of fifty-five and five-tenths (55.5) feet 
west of the east line of said lot; thence south- 
easterly along a straight line to a point on the 
south line of said Lot Nine (9), said point be- 
ing a distance of forty-seven and five -tenths 
(47.5) feet west of the east line of said lot; 
thence southeasterly along a straight line to a 
point on the south line of said Lot Ten (10), 
said point being a distance of forty-one (41) feet 
west of the east line of said Lot; thence south- 
easterly along a straight line to a point on the 
south line of said Lot Eleven (11), said point 
being a distance of thirty-four and five-tenths 
(34.5) feet west of the east line of said Lot; 
thence east along the south line of said Lot Eleven 

(11) and along said south line extended to the 
center line of said alley; thence north along the 
center line of said alley to a point which is 
twelve (12) feet south of the north line ex- 
tended of said Lot Ten (10); thence northwest- 
erly along a straight line to the northeast corner 
of said Lot Nine (9); thence north to the point 
of beginning; 

Also 

That part of Lots One (1), Two (2), Three 
(3), Four (4) and Five (5) in Gurley's Subdivi- 
sion in Block Ten (10) in Assessor's Division 
in Section Twenty-two (22), Township Thirty- 
nine (39) North, Range Fourteen (14) East of 
the Third Principal Meridian, and also that part 
of the west half of the alley lying east of and 
adjacent to said lots, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois, described 
as follows: Beginning at the northeast corner of 
said Lot One ( 1 ) ; thence west along the north 
line of said Lot a distance of thirty-four and 
five-tenths (34.5) feet; thence southeasterly 
along a straight line to a point on the south line 
of said Lot One (1), said point being a distance 
of thirty-one (31) feet west of the east line of 
said Lot; thence southeasterly along a straight 
line to a point on the south line of said Lot Two 
(2), said point being a distance of twenty-six 
and five-tenths (26.5) feet west of the east line 
of said Lot; thence southeasterly along a straight 
line to a point on the south line of said Lot Three 
(3), said point being a distance of twenty-three 
and five-tenths (23.5) feet west of the east line 
of said Lot; thence southeasterly along a straight 
line to a point on the south line of said Lot Four 
(4), said point being a distance of twenty-one 
(21) feet west of the east line of said Lot; thence 
southeasterly along a straight line to a point on 
the south line of said Lot Five (5), said point 
being a distance of nineteen (19) feet west of the 
east line of said Lot; thence east along the south 
line of said Lot Five (5) and along said south 
line extended to the center line of said alley; 



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thence north along the center line of said alley 
to the north line extended of said Lot One ( 1 ) ; 
thence west to the point of beginning. 

Also 

That part of Lot Six (6) and the south forty 
(40) feet of Lot Seven (7) in Block Ten (10) 
in the Assessor's Division in Section Twenty-two 
(22), Township Thirty-nine (39) North, Range 
Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal Merid- 
ian, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois, described as follows: Beginning 
at the northeast corner of the south forty (40) 
feet of said Lot Seven (7) ; thence west along the 
north line of said south forty (40) feet of said 
Lot for a distance of twenty-nine (29) feet; 
thence southeasterly along a straight line to a 
point on the south line of said Lot, a distance of 
twenty-seven (27) feet west of the east line of 
said Lot; thence southerly along a straight line 
to a point on the south line of said Lot Six (6), 
a distance of twenty-six and five-tenths (26.5) 
feet west of the east line of said Lot; thence east 
along the south line of said Lot to the east line 
of said Lot; thence north along the east line of 
said Lots to the point of beginning. 

Parcel No. 7 

That part of the north half of Lot Five (5) in 
Block Ten (10) in Assessor's Division in Section 
Twenty-two (22), Township thirty-nine (39) 
North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois, described 
as follows: Beginning at the northeast corner 
of said Lot; thence west along said north line of 
said lot for a distance of twenty-six and five- 
tenths (26.5) feet; thence south along a straight 
line which is parallel with the east line of said 
lot to the south line of said north half of said Lot 
Five (5) ; thence east along said south line of said 
north half of said Lot Five (5) to the east line 
of said lot; thence north along the east line of 
said lot to the point of beginning. 

Parcel No. 8 

That part of the south half of Lot Five (5) in 
Block Ten (10) in Assessor's Division in Sec- 
tion Twenty- two (22), Township Thirty-nine 
(39) North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the 
Third Principal Meridian, in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of Illinois, de- 
scribed as follows: Beginning at the northeast 
corner of the south half of said Lot Five ( 5 ) ; 
thence west along the north line of said south 
half of said Lot for a distance of twenty-six and 
five-tenths (26.5) feet; thence south along a 
straight line which is parallel with the east line 
of said lot to the south line of said Lot; thence 
east along the south line of said Lot to the east 
line of said Lot; thence north along the east line 
of said Lot to the point of beginning. 

Parcel No. 9 

The East sixteen and five-tenths (16.5) feet of 
Lots One (1), Two (2) and the north half of Lot 
Three (3), in Herrington's Addition in Block 
Seventeen (17) in Assessor's Division in Section 
Twenty-two (22), Township Thirty-nine (39) 
North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, also that part of the west 
half of the alley lying east of and adjacent to 
said Lots, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois. 



Parcel No. 10 

That part of the alley in Block One (1) in 
Garrett's Subdivision of land in the northwest 
quarter of Fractional Section Twenty-two (22), 
Township Thirty-nine (39) North, Range Four- 
teen (14) East of the Third Principal Meridian, 
in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and State 
of Illinois, described as follows: Beginning on 
the east line of said alley one (1) foot north of 
the south line of Lot Twenty-two (22) in said 
Block One ( 1 ) ; thence west along a line which 
is one (1) foot north of and parallel with the 
south line extended of said Lot, to the center line 
of said alley; thence north along said center line 
for a distance of thirty-three (33) feet; thence 
southeasterly along a straight line to the point 
of beginning. 

Parcel No. 11 

That part of Lot Twenty (20) (except the 
north five and one-half {dVz) feet) and that part 
of the north six (6) feet of Lot Twenty-one (21) 
in Block One ( 1 ) , in Garrett's Subdivision of land 
in the northwest quarter of Fractional Section 
Twenty-two (22), Township Thirty-nine (39) 
North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois, described 
as follows: Beginning at a point on the west line 
of said Lot Twenty (20), five and one-half (5y2) 
feet south of the north line of said Lot; thence 
south along the west line of said Lots to a point 
six (6) feet south of the north line of said Lot 
Twenty-one (21) ; thence east along a line which 
is parallel with the north line of said Lot 
Twenty-one (21) for a distance of eight and 
seven-tenths '(8.7) feet; thence northwesterly 
along a straight line to the point of beginning. 

Parcel No. 12 

That part of Lot Twenty-one (21) (except the 
north six (6) feet) and that part of the north four 
(4) feet of Lot Twenty-two (22) in Block One 
( 1 ) in Garrett's Subdivision of land in the north- 
west quarter of Fractional Section Twenty-two 
(22), Township Thirty-nine (39) North, Range 
Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal Merid- 
ian, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois, described as follows: Beginning 
at a point in the west line of said Lot Twenty- 
one (21), six feet south of the north line of 
said Lot; thence south along the west line of said 
Lots Twenty-one (21) and Twenty-two (22) to 
a point four (4) feet south of the north line of 
said Lot Twenty-two (22); thence east along a 
line which is parallel with the north line of said 
Lot Twenty-two (22), for a distance of sixteen 
and eighty-five one-hundredths (16.85) feet; 
thence northwesterly along a straight line to a 
point in Lot Twenty-one (21), said point being 
six (6) feet south of the north line of said Lot 
and eight and seven-tenths (8.7) feet east of the 
west line of said Lot; thence west along a straight 
line to the point of beginning. 

Parcel No. 13 

That part of Lot Twenty-two (22) in Block 
One (1) in Garrett's Subdivision of land in the 
northwest quarter of Fractional Section Twenty- 
two (22), Township Thirty-nine (39) North, 
Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal 
Meridian in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois, described as follows: Be- 
ginning at a point on the west line of said Lot, 
four (4) feet south of the north line of said Lot; 



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thence south along said west line to a point one 
(1) foot north of the south line of said Lot; 
thence east along a line which is parallel with 
the south line of said Lot for a distance of 
twenty-five (25) feet; thence northwesterly 
along a straight line to a point which is four (4) 
feet south of the north line of said Lot and six- 
teen and eighty-five one-hundredths (16.85) feet 
east of the west line of said Lot; thence west 
along a straight line to the point of beginning. 

Parcel No. 14 

The south one (1) foot of the west twenty- 
five (25) feet of Lot Twenty-two (22) in Block 
One (1) in Garrett's Subdivision of land in the 
northwest quarter of Fractional Section Twenty- 
two (22), Township Thirty-nine (39) North, 
Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois; also the West twenty-five 
(25) feet of Lot One (1) in County Clerk's Divi- 
sion of Lot One (1), Block Ten (10) in the Asses- 
sor's Division in Section Twenty-two (22), 
Township Thirty-nine (39) North, Range Four- 
teen (14) East of the Third Principal Meridian, 
in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and State 
of Illinois, also that part of the east half of the 
alley lying west of and adjacent to said Lot One 

(1) and the south one (1) foot of said Lot 
Twenty-two (22). 

Parcel No. 15 

The west twenty-five (25) feet of Lot Two 

(2) in the County Clerk's Division of Lot One 
(1), Block Ten (10) in Assessor's Division in 
Section Twenty-two (22), Township Thirty-nine 
(39) North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the 
Third Principal Meridian, also that part of the 
east half of the alley lying west of and adjacent 
to said Lot, in the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook and State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 16 

The west twenty-five (25) feet of Lot Three 

(3) in County Clerk's Division of Lot One (1), 
in Block Ten (10) in Assessor's Division in Sec- 
tion Twenty-two (22), Township Thirty-nine 
(39) North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the 
Third Principal Meridian, also that part of the 
east half of alley lying west of and adjacent to 
said Lot, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 17 

The west twenty-five (25) feet of Lot Four 

(4) in County Clerk's Division of Lot One (1), 
Block Ten (10) in Assessor's Division in Section 
Twenty-two (22), Township Thirty-nine (39) 
North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, also that part of the east half 
of the alley lying west of and adjacent to said 
Lot, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 18 

The west twenty-five (25) feet of Lot Five 

(5) in County Clerk's Division of Lot One (1), 
Block Ten (10) in Assessor's Division in Section 
Twenty-two (22), Township Thirty-nine (39) 
North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, also that part of the east half 
of the alley lying west of and adjacent to said 
Lot, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 



Parcel No. 19 

The west thirty-five (35) feet of the north 
thirty (30) feet of Lot Two (2), Block Ten (10) 
in Assessor's Division in Section Twenty -two 
(22), Township Thirty-nine (39) North, Range 
Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal Merid- 
ian, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 20 

The west thirty-five (35) feet of the south 
twenty (20) feet of Lot Two (2), also the west 
thirty-five (35) feet of the north five (5) feet of 
Lot Three (3), all in Block Ten (10) in Assessor's 
Division in Section Twenty-two (22), Township 
Thirty-nine (39) North, Range Fourteen (14) 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, in the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 21 

The west thirty-five (35) feet of Lot Three (3) 
except the north five (5) feet thereof; also, the 
west thirty-five (35) feet of the north five (5) 
feet of Lot Four (4), all in Block Ten (10) in 
Assessor's Division in Section Twenty-two (22), 
Township Thirty-nine (39) North, Range Four- 
teen (14) East of the Third Principal Meridian, 
in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and State 
of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 22 

The west thirty -five (35) feet of the south 
twenty-two (22) feet of the north twenty-seven 
(27) feet of Lot Four (4) in Block Ten (10) in 
Assessor's Division in Section Twenty-two (22), 
Township Thirty-nine (39) North, Range Four- 
teen (14) East of the "Third Principal Meridian, 
in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and State 
of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 23 

The west thirty-five (35) feet of the north one 
and five-tenths (1.5) feet of the south twenty- 
three and six-tenths (23.6) feet of Lot Four (4) 
in Block Ten (10) in Assessor's Division in Sec- 
tion Twenty- two (22), Township Thirty-nine 
(39) North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the 
Third Principal Meridian, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 24 

The west thirty-five (35) feet of the south 
twenty-two and one-tenth (22.1) feet of Lot 
Four (4) in Block Ten (10) in Assessor's Divi- 
sion in Section Twenty-two (22), Township 
Thirty-nine (39) North, Range Fourteen (14) 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, in the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 25 

The west twenty-five (25) feet of Lot Thirty- 
six (36) in Herrington's Addition in Block Sev- 
enteen (17) in the Assessor's Division in Section 
Twenty-two (22), in Township Thirty-nine (39) 
North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, also that part of the east half 
of the alley lying west of and adjacent to said 
Lot, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 26 

The west twenty-five (25) feet of Lot Thirty- 
five (35) in Herrington's Addition in Block Sev- 
enteen (17) in the Assessor's Division in Section 



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Twenty-two (22), Township Thirty-nine (39) 
North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, also that part of the east half 
of the alley lying west of and adjacent to said 
lot, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois; 

Provided, there shall be excepted from each of 
the afore described parcels of real property any 
and all rights and easements in said property which 
the City of Chicago heretofore has acquired and 
now may utilize in the improvement described in 
Section 1 hereof. 

Parcels Nos. 1, 1-A, 2, 3, 3-A, 4, 4-A, 5, 5-A, 6, 
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 
22, 23, 24, 25, and 26 hereinabove described are 
shown upon the plat made a part of this ordinance 
and thereon designated as Parcels 1, 1-A, 2, 3, 3-A, 
4, 4-A, 5, 5-A, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 
17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26. 

Section 3. The title to and possession of said 
real property specifically described in Section 2 of 
this ordinance shall be acquired by the City of Chi- 
cago and the Corporation Counsel for said City 
hereby is authorized, empowered and directed to 
institute proceedings in any court of competent 
jurisdiction to acquire the title to and the posses- 
sion of said property for the said City of Chicago 
in accordance with the Eminent Domain Laws of 
the State of Illinois. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in full force from and after its passage. 



The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to install 
"Stop and Go" lights at the intersection of N. Hal- 
sted and W. Addison streets. 



TRAFFIC AND PUBLIC SAFETY. 



Direction for the Installation of Traffic Signal Lights 
at N. Halsted and W. Addison Sis. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 30, 1939, page 1160) 
an order for the installation of traffic signal lights at 
N. Halsted and W. Addison streets, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of said order. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, S'ain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 



Direction for the Removal of Shrubbery from the 
Parkway of W. Peterson Av. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 4, 1939, page 991) 
an order for the removal of shrubbery on a portion 
of W. Peterson avenue, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of a substitute order submitted 
therewith. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said substitute order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
and the Superintendent of Parks, Recreation and 
Aviation be and they are hereby authorized and 
directed to remove the shrubbery in the parkway 
of W. Peterson avenue between N. Kostner and N. 
Kilpatrick avenues. 



Speed Limitation for Vehicles on a Portion of W. 
Erie St. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 30, 1939, page 1154) 
an ordinance to limit the speed of vehicles on a portion 
of W. Erie street, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of said ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 



1327 



Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance restricting the speeds 
at which motor vehicles may be lawfully operated 
on designated portions of certain streets passed by 
the City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing 
on page 3131 of the Journal of the Proceedings of 
the City Council for that date, as amended, is 
hereby further amended by inserting and adding in 
appropriate place under the three captions (Street 
— Limits — Speed) in Section 1 thereof the follow- 
ing language: 



(Street) 

"W. Erie 
street 



(Limits) 

N. Noble street 
Halsted street 



to N. 



(Speed) 

25 miles 
per hour". 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Speed Limitation for Vehicles on a Portion of 
S. Morgan St. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 30, 1939, page 1150) 
an ordinance to limit the speed of vehicles on a portion 
of S. Morgan street, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of said ordinance as amended by the 
committee. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance as so amended. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance as so amended was passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — ^None. 



The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance restricting the speeds 
at which motor vehicles may be lawfully operated 
on designated portions of certain streets passed by 
the City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing 
on page 3131 of the Journal of the Proceedings of 
the City Council for that date, as amended, is 
hereby further amended by inserting and adding in 
appropriate place under the three captions (Stre;et 
— Limits — Speed) in Section 1 thereof the follow- 
ing language: 

(Street) (Limits) (Speed) 

"S. Morgan From W. 47th street 25 miles 
street to W. 91st street per hour". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Speed Limitation for Vehicles on a Portion of N. 
Moody Av. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 30, 1939, page 1159) 
an ordinance to limit the speed of vehicles on a portion 
of N. Moody avenue, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of said ordinance as amended by the 
committee. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance as so amended. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance as so amended was passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler. 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance restricting the speeds 
at which motor vehicles may be lawfully operated 
on designated portions of certain streets passed by 
the City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing 
on page 3131 of the Journal of the Proceedings of 
the City Council for that date, as amended, is 
hereby further amended by inserting and adding in 
appropriate place under the three captions (Street 
— ^Limits — Speed) in Section 1 thereof the follow- 
ing language: 



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(Street) 



(Limits) 



(Speed) 



"N. Moody From W. Irving Park 25 miles 
avenue road to W. Montrose per hour", 

avenue 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Limitation of Parking Privileges at Nos. 4618-4640 
W. Belmont Av. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
w^hom had been referred (October 30, 1939, page 1158) 
an ordinance to limit parking privileges in front of the 
premises known as Nos. 4618-4640 W. Belmont ave- 
nue, submitted a report recommending the passage of 
said ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance limiting parking time 
in designated street areas to specified periods 
passed by the City Council on January 13, 1937 and 
appearing on pages 3114 to 3116 of the Journal of 
the Proceedings of the City Council for that date, 
as amended, is hereby further amended by insert- 
ing and adding in appropriate place under the three 
captions (Street — Limits — Period) in Section 1 
thereof the following language: 



(Street) 

"W. Belmont 
avenue 



(Period) 

30 min- 
utes". 



(Limits) 

For a distance of 250 
feet in front of the 
premises known as 
Nos. 4618-4640 W. 
Belmont avenue 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Limitation of Parking Privileges at No. 1232 W. 
North Av. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 30, 1939, page 1156) 
an ordinance to limit parking privileges in front of 



the premises known as No. 1232 W. North avenue, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of said 
ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott^ Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance limiting parking time 
in designated street areas to specified periods 
passed by the City Council on January 13, 1937 and 
appearing on pages 3114 to 3116 of the Journal of 
the Proceedings of the City Council for that date, 
as amended, is hereby further amended by insert- 
ing and adding in appropriate place under the three 
captions (Street — Limits — Period) in Section 1 
thereof the following language: 



(Street) 

'W. North 
avenue 



(Limits) 



(Period) 



For a distance of 100 60 minutes." 
feet in front of the 
premises known as 
No. 1232 W. North 
avenue 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Limitation of Parking Privileges, during Specified 
Hours, on a Portion of W. Irving Park Rd. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 30, 1939, page 1161) 
an ordinance to limit parking privileges on W. Irving 
Park road between N. Ravenswood and N. Wolcott 
avenues, submitted a report recommending the pas- 
sage of said ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 



November 29, 1939 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 



1329 



Yeas — ^Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn— 47. 

Nays — ^None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance limiting parking time 
to certain periods on various days in designated 
street areas during specified hours passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3110 to 3113 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the three captions 
(Street — Limits — Time) in Section 1 thereof the 
following language: 



(Street) 

'W. Irving 
Park road 



(Limits) 

W. Ravenswood 
avenue to N. 
Wolcott avenue 



(Time) 

90 minutes 
bet ween 
8:00 A. M. 
and 5:00 
P. M." 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 1113 W. Armitage 

Av. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 30, 1939, page 1159) 
an ordinance to prohibit parking in front of the prem- 
ises known as No. 1113 W. Armitage avenue, submitted 
a report recommending the passage of said ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 



The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 

(Street) (Limits) 

"W. Armitage For a distance of 100 feet in 
avenue front of the premises known 

as No. 1113 W. Armitage ave- 
nue". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 

AV. 



1612 W. Chicago 



The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 30, 1939, page 1154) 
an ordinance to prohibit parking in front of the prem- 
ises known as No. 1612 W. Chicago avenue, submitted 
a report recommending the passage of said ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Saiit, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— ^Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 



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(Street) (Limits) 

"W. Chicago For a distance of 50 feet in front 
avenue of the premises known as No. 

1612 W. Chicago avenue (Alvin 
Theatre)". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 

Av. 



1746 W. Chicago 



The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 30, 1939, page 1154) 
an ordinance to prohibit parking in front of the prem- 
ises known as No. 1746 W. Chicago avenue, submitted 
a report recommending the passage of said ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions ( Street 
— ^Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 

(Street) (Limits) 

"W. Chicago For a distance of 25 feet in front 
avenue of the premises known as No. 

1746 W. Chicago avenue (Hub 
Theatre)". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



ises known as No. 826 E. 52nd street, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of said ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— ^Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 

(Street) (Limits) 

"E. 52nd street For a distance of 25 feet in 
front of the premises known 
as No. 826 E. 52nd street". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 826 E. 52nd St. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 30, 1939, page 1146) 
an ordinance to prohibit parking in front of the prem- 



Prohibition against Parking on a Portion of E. 47th St. 
and S. Lake Park Av. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 30, 1939, page 1146) 
an ordinance to prohibit parking on both sides of E. 
47th street from the Illinois Central viaduct to S. Lake 
Park avenue, and on a portion of S. Lake Park avenue, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of said 
ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 



November 29, 1939 



REPORTS Of COMMITTEES 



1331 



Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— ^Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 

( Street ) ( Limits ) 

"E. 47th street From the Illinois Central Rail- 

'(both sides) way viaduct westerly to S. 

Lake Park avenue on the 

north, to the first alley south 

on S. Lake Park avenue". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Prohibition against Parking at Nos. 5122-5136 S. Lake 
Park Av. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 30, 1939, page 1146) 
an ordinance to prohibit parking in front of the prem- 
ises known as Nos. 5122-5136 S. Lake Park avenue, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of said 
ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 



The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: . 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions ( Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 

(Street) (Limits) 

"S. Lake Park For 200 feet in front of the 
avenue premises known as Nos. 5122- 

5136 S. Lake Park avenue 
(Louis Torch Garage)". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 208 S. La Salle St. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (November 15, 1939, page 
1227) an ordinance to prohibit parking in front of the 
premises known as No. 208 S. La Salle street, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of said 
ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions ( Street 
— ^Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 



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(Street) (Limits) 

"S. La Salle For a distance of 43 feet in front of 
street the premises known as No. 208 

S. La Salle street". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Prohibition against Parking on a Portion of W. 
113th St. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 30, 1939, page 1148) 
an ordinance to prohibit parking on the north side of 
W. 113th street for a distance of 125 feet west of S. 
Parnell avenue, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of said ordinance. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and" 
Quinn— 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 



(Street) 

"W. 113th street 
(north side) 



(Limits) 

For a distance of 125 feet west 
of S. Parnell avenue". 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Prohibition against Parking on a Portion of W. 35th St. 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, to 
whom had been referred (October 30, 1939, page 1149) 
an ordinance to prohibit parking on W. 35th street 
between the premises known respectively as No. 2550 
and No. 2630, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of said ordinance. 



Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — ^Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays— None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 



(Street) 
"W. 35th street 



(Limits) 

Between No. 2550 and No. 2630 
W. 35th street". 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in ftdl force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON SUPERHIGHWAYS. 



Proposed 

Allotment, between the County of Cook and the City 

of Chicago, of the Planning and Financing of the 

Proposed Northwest Superhighway and West 

Side Superhighway. 

The Special Committee appointed to consider a com- 
prehensive plan of superhighways in Chicago, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the adoption of a reso- 
lution submitted therewith, to allocate between the 
County of Cook and the City of Chicago the planning 
and financing of the first two proposed superhighways. 

Alderman Kells moved to concur in said report and 
to adopt said resolution. 

Request being made by two Aldermen (Aldermen 
McDermott and Kovarik) to defer consideration of 
said report for final action thereon to the next regular 
meeting, consideration of said report was deferred and 
said report was ordered published. 



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The following is said report: 

Chicago, November 29, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Special Committee, composed of members 
of the Committee on Finance, the Committee on 
Traffic and Public Safety and the Committee on 
Railway Terminals, to whom was referred (Octo- 
tober 30, 1939, page 1105) a comprehensive super- 
highway plan for the City of Chicago, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report that 
at a meeting held November 21, 1939, the super- 
highway report was considered and a general con- 
ference was had with representatives of the Fed- 
eral, State and local governments, as well as with 
representatives of, business and civic organizations. 

The Special Committee has recommended that 
the Chairman of said Committee appoint a working 
sub-committee of eight members from the follow- 
ing standing Council Comimittees: 

Committee on Finance 3 members 

Committee on Traffic and Public 

Safety 3 members 

Committee on Railway Terminals ... 3 members 

It is also recommended that the attached resolu- 
tion, which makes a general allotment of the plan- 
ning and financing of the first two superhighway 
projects between Cook County and the City of Chi- 
cago, be adopted: 

Whereas, The Acting Commissioner of Super- 
highways submitted to the City Council a compre- 
hensive superhighway plan for the City of Chicago 
on October 30, 1939, which report was referred to 
a special committee to be composed jointly of mem- 
bers of the Committee on Finance and the Com- 
mittee on Traffic and Public Safety, which com- 
mittee was later enlarged to include the members 
of the Committee on Railway Terminals; and 

Whereas, Consideration has been given to this 
report and a conference held with representatives 
of various local governments and civic organiza- 
tions; and 

Whereas, It appears that a general policy should 
be determined in order to expedite studies and allo- 
cate responsibility and work, as contemplated by 
the statutes of the State of Illinois; therefore. 

Be It Resolved, That the Board of Supervisors of 
Cook County be requested to undertake the plan- 
ning and financing of the superhighway considered 
and designated as the Northwest Superhighway 
subject to the approval of the City Council and that 
the City of Chicago undertake the planning and 
financing of the superhighway considered and des- 
ignated as the West Side Superhighway; and 

Be It Further Resolved, That the City Clerk be 
and he is hereby directed to transmit copies of this 
resolution to the Division of Highways, Department 
of Public Works and Buildings, State of Illinois, 
and to the Board of Supervisors of Cook County. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Geo. P. Kells, 

Chairman, Special Committee. 



MATTERS PRESENTED BY THE ALDERMEN. 

(Said Matters Having Been Presented, in Order, by 
Wards, Beginning with the First Ward.) 



FIRST WARD. 



The Northern Trust Co. (as Agent): Canopy. 

Alderman Bowler (for Alderman Kenna) presented 
the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
The University of Chicago, The Art Institute of 
Chicago and Field Museum of Natural History by 
The Northern Trust Company, as their agent, to 
maintain an existing canopy over the sidewalk in 
S. Wabash avenue, attached to the building or 
structure located at the northeast corner of E. 
Adams street and S. Wabash avenue, for a period 
of ten (10) years from May 24, 1939, in accordance 
with plans and specifications to be filed with the 
Commissioner of Public Works and approved by 
the Commissioner of Buildings and the Chief Fire 
Prevention Engineer, said canopy not to exceed 25 
feet in length nor 14 feet in width; upon the filing 
of the application and bond and payment of the 
initial compensation provided for by ordinances re- 
lating to the construction and maintenance of 
canopies. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Bowler moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Eastman Kodak Co.: Proposed Covered Bridge or 
Passageway. 

Alderman Bowler (for Alderman Kenna) presented 
an ordinance for a grant of permission and authority 
to the Eastman Kodak Company to erect, maintain and 
use a covered bridge or passageway over and across 
the north-and-south alley in the block bounded by 
S. Indiana avenue, S. Prairie avenue, E. 16th street 
and E. 18th street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Illinois Publishing and Printing Co.: 
Platform. 



Loading 



Alderman Bq^ler (for Alderman Kenna) presented 
an ordinance for a grant of permission and authority 
to the Illinois Publishing and Printing Company to 
maintain and use an existing loading platform on the 
north side of W. 27th street, east of S. La Salle street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



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Union League Club of Chicago: Steam Pipe. 

Alderman Bowler (for Alderman Kenna) presented 
an ordinance for a grant of permission and authority 
to the Union League Club of Chicago to maintain and 
use an existing steam pipe under and across the northr 
and-south alley east of S'. Clark street, south of W. 
Jackson boulevard, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Proposed Establishment of a Loading Zone. 

Alderman Bowler (for Alderman Kenna) presented 
an ordinance for the establishment of a loading zone 
in front of the premises known as No. 330 S. Franklin 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



SECOND WARD. 



Elimination of a Prohibition against Parking at Nos. 
3111-3113 S. Prairie Av. 

Alderman Dickerson presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed May 24, 
1939, page 291 of the Journal of the Proceedings of 
said date, prohibiting parking in front of the prem- 
ises known as Nos. 3111-3113 S. Prairie avenue, be 
and the same is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Dickerson moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. ^ 



rected to install "Stop and Go" lights at the inter- 
section of E. 43rd street and S. Vincennes avenue. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Dickerson moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Direction for a Survey with a View to the Establish- 
ment of a Public Welfare Station, 

Alderman Dickerson presented the following reso- 
lution: 

Whereas, It is felt among the residents of the dis- 
trict that the future generation would be greatly 
benefited through the service extended by the Chi- 
cago Board of Health; and 

Whereas With increased building operations 
which are under way, the district will become 
populated to a greater extent; now therefore be it 

Resolved That the Board of Health be and it is 
hereby authorized and directed to cause a survey 
for the eventual location of a Public Welfare Sta- 
tion near to the Abraham Lincoln Centre (No. 700 
Oakwood boulevard), in the vicinity of the Ida B. 
Wells Housing Project. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said resolution without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Dickerson moved to adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 



A. E. Nelson: Proposed Driveways. 

Alderman Dickerson presented an order for the is- 
suance of a permit to A. E. Nelson to construct and 
maintain five driveways across the sidewalk at Nos. 
3401-3421 and Nos. 3355-3365 S. La Salle street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Proposed Prohibition against Parking on a Portion of 
S. Prairie Av. 

Alderman Dickerson presented an ordinance to pro- 
hibit parking between No. 3103 and No. 3111 S. Prairie 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Direction to Install Traffic Signal Lights. 

Alderman Dickerson presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and di- 



Claim of Urban J. Thomas. 

Alderman Dickerson presented a claim of Urban J. 
Thomas for a refund of examination fee, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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THIRD WARD. 



Proposed Prohibition against Parking on a Portion of 
S. Wabash Av. 

Alderman Grant presented an ordinance to prohibit 
parking on the east side of S. Wabash avenue between 
a line 10 feet south of E. 50th street and a line 50 feet 
south thereof, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Proposed Employment of a Principal Clerk in Lieu of 
a Senior Clerk in the Bureau of Streets. 

Alderman Grant presented an order to authorize 
the employment of a principal clerk in lieu of a senior 
clerk in the Bureau of Streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FOURTH WARD. 



Direction for a Survey of Lighting Facilities on a 
Portion of E. 50th St. 

Alderman Cohen presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to cause a survey for increased lighting 
facilities on E. 50th street from S. Cottage Grove 
avenue to South Park Way. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Cohen moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



the north and south sides of the premises known 
as No. 5800 S. Stony Island avenue (Illinois Cen- 
tral Hospital). 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Douglas moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



F. O. Johnson: Proposed Driveway. 

Alderman Douglas presented an order for the issu- 
ance of a permit to F. O. Johnson to construct and 
maintain a driveway across the sidewalk at Nos. 366- 
368 E. 56th street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Proposed Prohibition against Parking at Nos. 920, 958 
and 970 E. 59th St.; Etc. 

Alderman Douglas presented an ordinance to pro- 
hibit parking in front of the premises known respec- 
tively as Nos. 920, 950 and 970 E. 59th street, etc., 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Proposed Prohibition against Parking at No. 5490 
South Shore Drive. 

Alderman Douglas presented an ordinance to pro- 
hibit parking in front of the premises known as No. 
5490 South Shore Drive, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



SIXTH WARD. 



Proposed Prohibition against Parking at No. 4545 S. 
Woodlawn Ave. 

Alderman Cohen presented an ordinance to prohibit 
parking in front of the premises known as No. 4545 
S. Woodlawn avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



FIFTH WARD. 



Alderman Smith presented the following orders: 

Tavern: Illuminated Sign. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Tavern to erect and maintain an 
illuminated sign, 7'6" x 28", to project over the 
sidewalk adjoining the premises known as No. 207 
E. 71st street, the said permit to be issued and the 
work therein authorized to be done in accordance 
with the ordinances of the City of Chicago govern- 
ing the construction and maintenance of illumi- 
nated signs of this character. This privilege shall 
be subject to termination by the Mayor at any time 
in his discretion. 



Direction to Paint "Slow Down — Hospital" Signs on 
the Pavement Near the Illinois Central Hospital. 

Alderman Douglas presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to paint 
"Slow Down — Hospital" signs on the pavement to 



B. Wiseman: Illuminated Sign. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to B. Wiseman to erect and maintain an 
illuminated sign, 4 feet by 4 feet, to project over 
the sidewalk adjoining the premises known as No. 
7214 S. Cottage Grove avenue; the said permit to 



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be issued and the work therein authorized to be 
done in accordance with the ordinances of the City 
of Chicago governing the construction and mainte- 
nance of illuminated signs of this character. This 
privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Smith moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



SEVENTH WARD. 



Alderman Daley presented the following orders: 

Robert E. L. Brooks (as Agent): Driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Robert E. L. Brooks, agent, to construct and main- 
tain two driveways across the sidewalk, each eight 
feet wide, in front of the premises known respec- 
tively as No. 2501 E. 79th street (one 8-foot drive- 
way), and No. 7901 S. Essex avenue (one 8-foot 
driveway) ; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Benjamin B. Chodash: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Benjamin B. Chodash to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, 16 feet wide, in front 
of the premises known as No. 6933 S. Stony Island 
avenue; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Miller & Eglin: Illuminated Sign. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Miller & Eglin to erect and maintain an 
illuminated sign, 4 feet by 4 feet, to project over 
the sidewalk adjoining the premises known as Nos. 
8437-8451 S. Commercial avenue, the said permit 
to be issued and the work therein authorized to 
be done in accordance lA^ith the ordinances of the 
City of Chicago governing the construction and 
maintenance of illuminated signs of this character. 
This privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 



dance with the ordinances of the City of Chicago 
governing the construction and maintenance of 
illuminated signs of this character. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by the Mayor at 
any time in his discretion. 



E, J. Simmons: Illuminated Sign. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to E. J. Simmons to erect and maintain an 
illuminated sign, 4 feet by 4 feet, to project over 
the sidewalk adjoining the premises known as No. 
2419 E. 71st street, the said permit to be issued and 
the work therein authorized to be done in accor- 
dance with the ordinances of the City of Chicago 
governing the construction and maintenance of 
illuminated signs of this character. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 



Triangle Inn: Illuminated Sign. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Triangle Inn, to erect and maintain an 
illuminated sign 7'x2' 10", to project over the side- 
walk adjoining the premises known as No. 8440 S. 
Brandon avenue, the said permit to be issued and 
the work therein authorized to be done in accor- 
dance with the ordinances of the City of Chicago 
governing the construction ad maintenance of illu- 
minated signs of this character. This privilege shall 
*be subject to termination by the Mayor at any time 
in his discretion. 



The Vogue: Illuminated Signs. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to The Vogue to erect and maintain two 
illuminated signs, 2 feet by 11 feet and 6 feet by 
4 feet, to project over the sidewalk adjoining the 
premises knoWn as No. 1737 E. 71st street, the said 
permit to be issued and the work therein authorized 
to be done in accordance with the ordinances of the 
City of Chicago governing the construction and 
maintenance of illuminated signs of this character. 
This privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Daley moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Nelson Real Estate: Illuminated Sign. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Nelson Real Estate to erect and maintain 
an illuminated sign, 9 feet by 3 feet, to project over 
the sidewalk adjoining the premises known as No. 
2830 E. 79th street, the said permit to be issued and 
the work therein authorized to be done in accor- 



Proposed Stoppage of Street Railway Cars at No. 3000 
E. 79th St. 

Alderman Daley presented a petition and an order 
to have street railway cars make stops in front of the 
premises known as No. 3000 E. 79th street, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 



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Proposed Employment by the City Clerk of Two Prin- 
cipal Clerks in Lieu of Two Senior Clerks. 

Alderman Daley presented ordinances to authorize 
the City Clerk to employ two principal clerks in lieu 
of two senior clerks, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Sundry Claims. 

Alderman Daley presented a claim of Mark P. 
Bransfield for a refund of 90% of special assessment 
for a water supply pipe, a claim of William H. Howard, 
M. D. for compensation for damage to an automobile, 
and claims of Dr. Walter R. Fischer and Dr. L. B. 
Lifchultz for compensation for services rendered to 
Patrick Quinn, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Joseph E. Epperson: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Joseph E. Epperson to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, eight feet wide, on 
the E. 105th street side of the premises known as 
No. 10500 S. Vernon avenue; said permit to be is- 
sued and the work therein authorized to be done 
in accordance with the ordinances of the City of 
Chicago governing the construction and mainte- 
nance of driveways. 



Leslie Franson: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Leslie Franson to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, 15 feet wide, in front of 
the premises known as No. 434 E. 109th street; said 
permit to be issued and the work therein authorized 
to be done in accordance with the ordinances of the 
City of Chicago governing the construction and 
maintenance of driveways. 



EIGHTH WARD. 



Proposed Prohibition against Parking, during Speci- 
fied Hours, on a Portion of E. 76th St. 

Alderman Olin presented an ordinance to prohibit 
parking, between the hours of 9:00 o'clock A. M. and 
6:00 o'clock P. M., on the south side of E. 76th street 
for distances of 20 feet east and west of the entrances 
to Grand Crossing Park, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Trafific and Public 
Safety. 



Proposed Cancellation of a Warrant for Collection 
(Val Roachleir). 

Alderman Olin presented an order for the cancel- 
lation of a warrant for collection issued against Val 
Roachleir, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



NINTH WARD. 



Walgreen Drug Store: Illuminated Sign. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Walgreen Drug Store to erect and main- 
tain an illuminated sign, 12'x6' 6", to project over 
the sidewalk adjoining the premises known as No. 
11100 S. Michigan avenue, the said permit to be 
issued and the work therein authorized to be done 
in accordance with the ordinances of the City of 
Chicago governing the construction and main- 
tenance of illuminated signs of this character. This 
privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Lindell moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Claims of Mrs. J. Briksi and Anna Starczewski. 

Alderman Lindell presented claims of Mrs. J. Briksi 
and Anna Starczewski for compensation for personal 
injuries, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Alderman Lindell presented the following orders: 

A. C. Becker: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to A. 
C. Becker to construct and maintain one driveway 
across the sidewalk, eight feet wide, in front of the 
premises known as No. 12030 S. Parnell avenue; 
said permit to be issued and the work therein au- 
thorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
" nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



Proposed Amendment of the Chicago Zoning 
Ordinance. 

Alderman Lindell presented an ordinance for 
amendment of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance as fol- 
lows: 

By classifying as a Commercial District the area 
bounded by W. 127th street; S. Halsted street; a line 
125 feet south of W. 129th place; the City limits; 
W. 129th place; and the alley west of S. Halsted 
street; 

By classifying as a Residence District the area 
bounded by W. 127th street; the alley west of S. 
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By classifying as a Manufacturing District the 
area bounded by a line 125 feet south of W. 129th 
place; S. Halsted street; the Little Calumet River; 
and the City limits; 

By classifying as a First Volume District in lieu 
of a Third Volume District the area bounded by 
W. 127th street; S. Halsted street; a line 125 feet 
south of W. 129th place; and the City limits; 

By classifying as a Second Volume District in 
lieu of a Third Volume District the area bounded 
by a line 125 feet south of W. 129th place; S. Hal- 
sted street; the Little Calumet River; and the City 
limits; 

which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



TENTH WARD. 



Grant of Consent and Permission to Construction 

Aggregates Corp. to Place a Fill along the 

East Bank of the Calumet River. 

Alderman Rowan presented an ordinance for a 
grant of permission and authority to the Construction 
Aggregates Corporation to place a fill with rip-rap 
face along the east bank of the Calumet River, north- 
easterly of E. 130th street, for use as a material stor- 
age terminal. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Rowan moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, CuUerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That consent and permission of the 
City of Chicago are hereby given to the Construc- 
tion Aggregates Corporation to place a fill with 
rip-rap face along the east bank of the Calumet 
River, for a distance of One Thousand Five Hun- 
dred Sixty-five (1,565) feet northeasterly of E. 
130th street; provided, no portion of said fill shall 
extend beyond a line thirty (30) feet landward, 
measured at Chicago City Datum, of the easterly 
United States Channel line as said line now exists 
nor beyond a line thirty (30) feet landward, meas- 
ured at Chicago City Datum, of the easterly United 
States Channel line as proposed by the United 



States; and provided further, that the consent and 
permission herein given are granted for the pur- 
pose of enabling the permittee to use the premises 
as a material storage terminal and the granting and 
accepting of said consent and permission, and any- 
thing which may be done by virtue thereof, shall 
not operate to the prejudice of any future action 
of the City of Chicago, the State of Illinois, the 
United States, the permittee or the owner of the 
property along which said fill is to be placed, in the 
establishment of a lawful dock line along said prop- 
erty; and provided further, that the consent and 
permission hereby given shall not become opera- 
tive or have any effect unless and until the per- 
mittee shall obtain like consent and permission 
from the United States and the State of Illinois. 

Section 2. Nothing shall be done hereunder 
which will interfere with navigation or with the 
stability of any dock or pier, or make land, or dam- 
age in any way the interest, or impair the rights or 
titles of the United States, the State of Illinois, the 
City of Chicago or of any other public municipal 
corporation. 

Section 3. By its acceptance of this ordinance 
said Construction Aggregates Corporation shall be 
and become bound and obligated to hold the City 
of Chicago harmless against any and all claims, de- 
mands and liabilities for damages of any kind, na- 
ture or description whatsoever arising at any time 
because of the giving of the consent and permission 
herein given or because of anything done under or 
by virtue of said consent and permission. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage; provided the 
said Construction Aggregates Corporation shall file 
its written acceptance of this ordinance with the 
City Clerk within sixty (60) days after the passage 
of this ordinance. 



Direction for the Razing of a Building at No. 9360 
S. Harper Av. 

Alderman Rowan presented the following ordi- 
nance : 

Whereas, The building located at No. 9360 S. 
Harper avenue is in a very dangerous condition; 
and 

Whereas The structure is a nuisance and creates 
a hazard to the people in this vicinity; therefore, 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the building now located at No. 
9360 S. Harper avenue, be and the same is hereby 
declared a nuisance, and the Commissioner of 
Buildings is hereby authorized and directed to tear 
down or have torn down the said building. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and approval. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Rowan moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 



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Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 



Alderman Rowan presented the following orders: 

Direction to Close a Portion of S. Escanaba Av. to 
Traffic. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to close to traffic a 
portion of S. Escanaba avenue, between E. 90th 
street and E. 91st street, for play purposes by chil- 
dren attending the Phil Sheridan school, from 8:30 
A. M. to 4:00 P. M. daily, except Saturdays and 
Sundays, during school hours from November 29, 
1939, to June 20, 1940. 



George Hedges: Driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
George Hedges to construct and maintain two 
driveways across the sidewalk, each 16 feet wide, 
on the E. Marquette road side of the premises 
known as No. 9060 S. South Chicago avenue; said 
permit to be issued and the work therein authorized 
to be done in accordance with the ordinances of 
the City of Chicago governing the construction and 
maintenance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Rowan moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Request for the Issuance of a Proclamation for the 
Observance of "Peace Week". 

Alderman Rowan presented the following resolu- 
tion: 

Whereas, Human councils have failed to stop 
the European war now threatening the destruction 
of civilization; and 

Whereas, Pope Pius's call for a week of special 
prayers for peace is meeting with response from 
the three great faiths of America — Protestant, 
Catholic and Jewish — upon which the foundations 
of our nation rest; and 

Whereas Chicago's Protestants, Catholics and 
Jews are miarshaling their moral forces for a city- 
wide week of prayer for universal peace, beginning 
Sunday, December 3 to December 9, 1939; and 

Whereas, America is dedicated to the cause of 
peace; therefore be it 

Resolved, That His Honor, Mayor Edward J. 
Kelly, by proclamation, urge all people of good will 
to join on Sunday, December 3 to December 9, 1939, 
in observance of Peace Week, in their respective 
gathering places and houses of worship, to pray that 



the senseless slaughter of humans cease and that 
the Almighty God enlighten the world, supplicat- 
ing Him to establish a permanent peace which 
would be fair to all nations — those which have lost 
their independence as well as those who are bellig- 
erents in the present conflicts in Europe and Asia. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said resolution without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Rowan moved to adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Speed Limitation for Vehicles on a Portion 
of E. 87th St. 

Aldermen Rowan and Olin presented an ordinance 
to limit the speed of vehicles on E. 87th street between 
S. Jeffery and S. Ingleside avenues, which was 

Referred to the' Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Proposed Widening and Paving of Roadways on a 
Portion of S. Stony Island Av. 

Aldermen Rowan and Olin presented an order to 
authorize the widening and paving of the roadways 
of S. Stony Island avenue between E. 80th and E. 94th 
streets, out of motor fuel tax funds, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Proposed Cancellation of a Warrant for Collection 
(Frank Tuckocki). 

Alderman Rowan presented an order for the cancel- 
lation of a warrant for collection issued against Frank 
Tuckocki, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 



Nottingham Steel Co.: Driveways. 

Alderman Connelly presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Nottingham Steel Co. to construct and maintain 
two driveways across the sidewalk, 1 15 feet and 
1 10 feet wide, in front of the premises known as 
No. 3349 S. Justine street; said permit to be issued 
and the work therein authorized to be done in ac- 
cordance with the ordinances of the City of Chi- 
cago governing the construction and maintenance 
of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Connelly moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



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TWELFTH WARD. 



Proposed Prohibition against Parking at No. 3954 
S. Archer Av. 

Alderman Hartnett presented an ordinance to pro- 
hibit the parking of vehicles in front of the premises 
known as No. 3954 S. Archer avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 



Direction to Install Traffic Warning Signs. 

Alderman Hogan presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to install "Stop" signs at the intersection 
of W. 65th place and S. St. Louis avenue (school 
zone). 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Hogan moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Establishment of a Playground. 

Alderman Hogan presented an order to authorize 
the establishment of a playground in the district 
bounded by W. 54th street, S. Kolin avenue, W. 55th 
street and S. Kostner avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Aviation and Recre- 
ation. 



Claim of Ancel Russell. 

Alderman Hogan presented a claim of Ancel Russell 
for a refund of 90% of special assessment for a water 
supply pipe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 



Proposed Amendment of the Regulations Governing 

the Construction of Grease Catchbasins Located 

Outside of Buildings. 

Alderman McDermott presented an ordinance for 
amendment of Section 82-109 of the Municipal Code 
of Chicago regulating the construction of grease catch- 
basins located outside of buildings, which was 



Claim of William Harris. 

Alderman McDermott presented a claim of William 
Harris for compensation for personal injuries, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 



Proposed Endorsement of a Plan to Keep the City's 

Museums Open at Night Without an Admission 

Charge, 

Alderman Boyle presented a resolution for the en- 
dorsement of a plan to keep the City's museums open 
at night without an admission charge, and for support 
of the All-Chicago Committee on Museums in the 
promotion of increased attendance at the said institu- 
tions, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Aviation and Recre- 
ation. ; 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 



Joseph Doering: Driveway. 

Alderman Murphy presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Joseph Doering to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, 16 feet wide, in front 
of the premises known as No. 6340 S. Union ave- 
nue; said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Murphy moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Prohibition against Parking at No- 7738 S. 
Normal Boul. and at Nos. 6856-6858 S. Parnell Av. 

Alderman Murphy presented ordinances to prohibit 
the parking of vehicles in front of the premises known 
respectively as No. 7738 S. Normal boulevard and Nos. 
6856-6858 S. Parnell avenue, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Proposed Rehabilitation of the Englewood Police 
Station, Etc. 

Alderman Murphy presented an order to authorize 
the rehabilitation of the present Englewood police sta- 
tion, or the erection of a new building, which was 



Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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Claim of John L. Danforth. 

Alderman Murphy presented a claim of John L. 
Danforth for compensation for damage to property, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



issued and the work therein authorized to be done 
in accordance with the ordinances of the City of 
Chicago governing the construction and mainte- 
nance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman O'Hallaren moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 



Amendment of an Authorization for Allowance of 

Salary to George M. Sullivan for a Certain 

Period. 



Proposed Employment by the City Clerk of a Principal 
Clerk in Lieu of a Senior Clerk. 

Alderman O'Hallaren presented an ordinance to 
authorize the City Clerk to employ a principal clerk 
in lieu of a senior clerk, which was 



Alderman O'Hallaren presented the following order: Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Ordered, That an order heretofore passed on Sep- 

tember 13, 1939, appearing on page 911 of the Jour- 
nal of the Proceedings of said date, authorizing 
payment to George M. Sullivan of the sum of $60.72, 
be and the same is hereby amended to read as fol- 
lows: 



"Ordered, That the Committee on Finance be 
and it is hereby authorized and directed to pay to 
George M. Sullivan the sum of $60.72, being the 
difference between the full amount of his salary 
for the month of April, 1939 as Secretarial Ste- 
nographer and the actual amount paid him for 
said month; and to charge same to Account 
36-S-3"; 

and be it further 

Ordered, That the amendatory order passed on 
October 30, 1939, appearing on page 1152 of the 
Journal of the Proceedings of said date, be and the 
same is hereby rescinded. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman O'Hallaren moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 



Claim of Charles Dudley. 

Alderman O'Hallaren presented a claim of Charles 
Dudley for compensation for damage to an automobile, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 



Alderman Duffy presented the following orders: 

Direction to Corporation Counsel to Institute Proceed- 
ings to Require Proper Protection at the B. & O. 
R. R. Crossings at W. 104th and W. 105th Sts. 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be and 
he is hereby directed to appear before the Illinois 
Commerce Commission to request protection of 
people along the right of way of the B. & O. Rail- 
road at W. 104th and W. 105th streets. 



Arthur Anderson: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Arthur Anderson to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, nine feet wide, in 
front of the premises known as No. 2200 W. 113th 
street; said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



Phillip J. Gale: Driveways. 

Alderman O'Hallaren presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Phillip J. Gale to construct and maintain six drive- 
ways across the sidewalk, each 15 feet wide, as fol- 
lows: 3 driveways on the W. 81st street side and 3 
driveways on the S. Ashland avenue side of the 
premises known as the northeast corner of S. Ash- 
land avenue and W. 81st street; said permit to be 



Richard J. Barry: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Richard J. Barry to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, nine feet wide, in 
front of the premises known as No. 9348 S. Leavitt 
street; said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



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M. C. Evans: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
M. C. Evans to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, nine feet wide, in front of 
the premises known as No. 9737 S. Prospect avenue; 
said permit to be issued and the work therein au- 
thorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



C. H. Hegborn: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
C. H. Hegborn to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, nine feet wide, in front 
of the premises known as No. 9844 S. Seeley ave- 
nue; said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



Proposed Employment of a Principal Clerk in Lieu 
of a Senior Clerk in the Bureau of Water. 

Alderman Duffy presented an order to authorize 
the employment of a principal clerk in lieu of a senior 
clerk in the Bureau of Water, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Proposed Employment of a Senior Clerk in Lieu of a 

Junior Clerk in the Dept. of Smoke Inspection 

and Abatement. 

Alderman Duffy presented an order to authorize the 
employment of a senior clerk in lieu of a junior clerk 
in the Department of Smoke Inspection and Abate- 
ment, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 



Proposed Prohibition against the Sale of Alcoholic 

Liquor at Retail Outside of Licensed Premises 

(Elimination of "Curb" Service). 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to draft an 
amendment to the existing liquor ordinance of the 
City of Chicago to prohibit the serving of alcoholic 
liquor outside of the building or adjacent garden 
for which a license may be granted, and thereby 
eliminate so-called curb service. 



Direction to Install Traffic Signal Lights. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to install 
"Stop and Go" lights at the intersection of W. 87th 
street and S. Racine avenue. 



Direction to Install Traffic Signal Lights. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to install traffic control signals at the inter- 
section of W. 95th street and S. Longwood drive. 



Direction to Install Traffic Warning Signs. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to install "Slow" flicker signs at the inter- 
section of W. 103rd street and S. Racine avenue. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Duffy moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Direction for the Razing of a Building at No. 724 W. 
Grenshaw St. (Rear). 

Alderman Pacelli presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Whereas, The building located in the rear of the 
premises known as No. 724 W. Grenshaw street, is 
in a very dangerous condition; and 

Whereas, The structure is a nuisance and creates 
a hazard to the people in this vicinity; therefore, 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the building now located in the 
rear of No. 724 W. Grenshaw street, be and the 
same is hereby declared a nuisance, and the Com- 
missioner of Buildings is hereby authorized and 
directed to tear down or have torn down the said 
building. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and approval. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Pacelli moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 



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Northwestern Stove Repair Co.: Bridge or Passage- 
way. 

Alderman Pacelli presented an ordinance for a grant 
of permission and authority to the Northwestern Stove 
Repair Company to maintain and use an existing 
bridge or passageway over the east-and-west alley 
north of W. Roosevelt road, west of S'. Desplaines 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Proposed Prohibition against Parking at No. 1033 W. 
Roosevelt Road. 

Alderman Pacelli presented an ordinance to pro- 
hibit the parking of vehicles in front of the premises 
known as No. 1033 W. Roosevelt road, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Proposed Employment of Two Senior Clerks in Lieu 
of Two Junior Clerks in the Bureau of Water. 

Alderman Pacelli presented orders to authorize the 
employment of two senior clerks in lieu of two junior 
clerks in the Bureau of Water, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 



Burton-Dixie Corp.: Vault, Conduit and Tunnel. 

Alderman Ropa presented an ordinance for a grant 
of permission and authority to the Burton-Dixie Cor- 
poration to maintain and use an existing vault, con- 
duit and tunnel under the first north-and-south alley 
west of S. Racine avenue, in the rear of the premises 
known as Nos. 2014-2024 S. Racine avenue, and to 
maintain and use an existing tunnel under the said 
alley south of W. 21st street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Loewenthal Metals Corp.: Switch Track. 

Alderman Ropa presented an ordinance for a grant 
of permission and authority to the Loewenthal Metals 
Corporation to maintain and use an existing railroad 
switch track in and along S. Sangamon street and 
across its intersection with W. Cullerton street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



The Western Shade Cloth Co.: Conduits. 

Alderman Ropa presented an ordinance for a grant 
of permission and authority to The Western Shade 
Cloth Company to maintain and use two existing con- 
duits under and across W. 21st street east of S. Jeffer- 



son street, and one existing conduit under and across 
S. Desplaines street north of W. 21st street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Proposed Prohibition against Parking at Nos. 2119- 
2121 W. 21st St. 

Alderman Ropa presented an ordinance to prohibit 
parking of vehicles in front of the premises known as 
Nos. 2119-2121 W. 21st street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 



Briskin Manufacturing Co.: Driveway. 

Alderman Kacena presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Briskin Manufacturing Company to construct and 
maintain one driveway across the sidewalk, 16 feet 
wide, in front of the premises known as No. 2305 S. 
Kildare avenue; said permit to be issued and the 
work therein authorized to be done in accordance 
with the ordinances of the City of Chicago govern- 
ing the construction and maintenance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Kacena moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Claim of Sol Schultz, 

Alderman Kacena presented a claim of Sol Schultz 
for compensation for damage to an automobile, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 



Proposed Employment by the City Comptroller of a 

Principal Stenographer in Lieu of a Senior 

Stenographer. 

Alderman Arvey presented an order to authorize 
the City Comptroller to employ a principal stenog- 
rapher in lieu of a senior stenographer, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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Proposed Employment of a Senior Stenographer in 

Lieu of a Junior Stenographer in the Bureau 

of Streets. 

Alderman Arvey presented an order to authorize 
the employment of a senior stenographer in lieu of a 
junior stenographer in the Bureau of Streets, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Direction to Install Traffic Signal Lights. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to install "Stop and Go" lights at the inter- 
section of N. Milwaukee avenue and W. Erie street. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Sobota moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Sundry Claims. 

Alderman Arvey presented claims as follows: 

Hertz Drivurself Stations, Inc., for compensation 
for damage to an automobile; 

Herman Klein, Mills & Sons and E. D. Whipple, 
for refunds of 90% of special assessments for water 
supply pipes; 

which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Proposed Prohibition against Parking on a Portion of 
W. Augusta Boul. 

Alderman Sobota presented an ordinance to pro- 
hibit parking on the north side of W. Augusta boule- 
vard for a distance of 100 feet in front of the premises 
located at the northwest corner of W. Augusta boule- 
vard and N. Milwaukee avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 



TWENTY- SEVENTH WARD. 



Lanzit Corrugated Box Co.: Proposed Addition to a 
Driveway. 

Alderman Bowler presented an order for the issu- 
ance of a permit to Lanzit Corrugated Box Company 
to construct and maintain an addition to a driveway 
at Nos. 2421-2423 S. Rockwell street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Claim of Raymond Kausal. 

Alderman Bowler presented a claim of Raymond 
Kausal for a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 



Authorization to Assign Radio Call Numbers to Am- 
bulances and Emergency Cars of the Chicago 
Ambulance Board and Cook County 
Emergency Ambulances; Etc. 

Alderman Sain presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Police be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to assign radio 
call numbers to all ambulances and emergency cars 
of the Chicago Ambulance Board and Cook County 
Emergency Ambulances, No. 571 W. Jackson boule- 
vard, and to extend the facilities of the police radio 
system to include broadcasts to such cars, for the 
purpose of expediting the movement of said ambu- 
lances and emergency cars in rendering charitable 
service in the care of accident and emergent indi- 
gent sick cases. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Sain moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 



Alderman Sobota presented the following orders: 

Direction to Install Traffic Signal Lights. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to install "Stop and Go" lights at the fol- 
lowing intersections: 

W. Chicago avenue and N. Noble street; 
N. Ogden avenue, N. Carpenter street and W. 
Fry street. 



Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 



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Authorization to Install and Maintain a City PAX 

Telephone Connection at the Headquarters of 

the Chicago Ambulance Board and Cook 

County Emergency Ambulances. 

Alderman Sain presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to install and maintain a city PAX tele- 
phone connection at the headquarters of the 
Chicago Ambulance Board and Cook County Emer- 
gency Ambulances at No. 571 W. Jaclcson boule- 
vard, to facilitate the charitable services rendered 
to accident and indigent siclc cases of the city. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman S'ain moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 



Weiners Service Station to construct and maintain 
six driveways across the sidewalk, each 16 feet 
wide, in front of the premises known respectively 
as Nos. 217-231 N. Desplaines street and Nos. 623- 
631 W. Fulton street (three driveways on each 
street) ; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Sain moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Prohibition against Parking on Sundry 
Streets. 

Alderman Sain presented ordinances to prohibit 
parking at the following locations: 

No. 506 W. Van Buren street; 
S. Laflin street (west side) between W. Harrison 
street and 50 feet north thereof; 
No. 116 S. Green street; 

which were 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Chicago Ambulance Board (Cook Counity Emergency 
Ambulances): Free Use of City Water. 

Alderman Sain presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to give 
free water to the Chicago Ambulance Board (Cook 
County Emergency Ambulances), located at No. 
571 W. Jackson boulevard, in recognition of the 
charitable services rendered to accident and indi- 
gent sick cases throughout the city. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Sain moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn— 47. 



Nays — None. 



Weiners Service Station: Driveways. 

Alderman Sain presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 



Claim of a Mr. Berry. 

Alderman Sain presented a claim of a Mr. Berry for 
a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 



Proposed Designation of a Portion of W. Hubbard St. 
as a "Through" Street. 

Alderman Kells presented an ordinance to desig- 
nate W. Hubbard street between N. Ashland and N. 
Campbell avenues as a "through" street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Proposed Installation of Traffic Signal Lights. 

Alderman Kells presented an order for the installa- 
tion of "Stop and Go" lights at the intersection of N. 
Oakley boulevard and W. Chicago avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Direction for a Study of the Continuity of Streets in 
the City of Chicago. 

Alderman Kells presented an order to direct the 
Committee on Traffic and Public Safety to make a 



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study of the continuity of streets in the City of Chi- 
cago, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 



Claim of Harry F. Horan. 

Alderman Gillespie presented a claim of Harry F. 
Horan for salary and for compensation for mainte- 
nance of an automobile, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 



Proposed Employment of a Senior Clerk in Lieu of a 
Junior Clerk in the Bureau of Water. 

Alderman Upton presented an order to authorize 
the employment of a senior clerk in lieu of a junior 
clerk in the Bureau of Water, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Proposed Employment of a Head Clerk in Lieu of a 

Principal Clerk in the Division of Electric Wiring 

and Repair. 

Alderman Upton presented an order to authorize 
the employment of a head clerk in lieu of a principal 
clerk in the Division of Electric Wiring and Repair, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Claims of Henry W. Cecil and Mrs. Carmela Ventresca. 

Alderman Upton presented a claim of Henry W. 
Cecil for cancellation of a warrant for collection, and 
a claim of Mrs. Carmela Ventresca for compensation 
for personal injuries, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 



Sundry Claims. 

Alderman Keane presented claims as follows: 

Owner or occupant of the premises known as No. 
3724 W. Chicago avenue, for a rebate of water 
rates; 

George Cook, John Herner, Thomas Maher and 
Carlo Cascio, for salary; and 

August Heldt & Son, for a refund of license fee; 

which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Proposed Prohibition against Parking at Nos. 
2650-2656 W. Belden Av. 

Alderman Zwiefka presented an ordinance to pro- 
hibit the parking of vehicles in front of the premises 
known as Nos. 2650-2656 W. Belden avenue, which 

was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Proposed Establishment of a Loading Zone. 

Alderman Zwiefka presented an ordinance for the 
establishment of a loading zone in front of the prem- 
ises known as Nos. 2419-2421 N. Western avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 



Alderman Porten presented the following orders: 

Claim of Mrs. Dora Harris Taken from File and 
Re -Referred. 

Ordered, That the claim of Mrs. Dora Harris for 
compensation for personal injuries, placed on file 
October 30, 1939, Council Journal page No. 1126, 
be taken from file and re-referred to the Commit- 
tee on Finance. 



W. L. Nichol: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
W. L. Nichol to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, eight feet wide, in front 
of the premises known as No. 1928 N. Francisco 
avenue; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Steve's Tavern: Illuminated Sign. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Steve's Tavern to erect and maintain an 
illuminated sign, 7'x2' 10", to project over the side- 
walk adjoining the premises known as No. 3267 W. 
Armitage avenue, the said permit to be issued and 
the work therein authorized to be done in accor- 
dance with the ordinances of the City of Chicago 
governing the construction and maintenance of illu- 
minated signs of this character. This privilege shall 
be subject to termination by the Mayor at any time 
in his discretion. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Porten moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Proposed Cancellation of a Warrant for Collection 
(Northwest Tabernacle). 

Alderman Porten presented an order for the can- 
cellation of a warrant for collection issued against 
the Northwest Tabernacle, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Proposed Employment of a Principal Clerk in Lieu of 
a Senior Clerk in the Bureau of Water. 

Alderman CuUerton presented an order to authorize 
the employment of a principal clerk in lieu of a senior 
clerk in the Bureau of Water, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-SEVENTH WARD. 



Direction to Install Traffic Warning Signs. 

Alderman Kiley presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to install 
flicker "Slow Down" signs on W. Kinzie street be- 
tween N. Lavergne and N. Pine avenues. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Kiley moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Establishment of a Taxicab Stand. 

Alderman Kiley presented an ordinance for the 
establishment of a taxicab stand in front of the prem- 
ises known as Nos. 5907-5911 W. Madison street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 



Proposed Prohibition against Parking at Sundry 
Locations. 

Alderman Kiley presented ordinances to prohibit 
the parking of vehicles at the following locations: 

Alley in the rear of the premises known as No. 
5459 W. Lake street; 

Alley in the rear of the premises known as No. 
5618 W. Fulton street; 

which were 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



THIRTY-EIGHTH WARD. 



Proposed Installation of Traffic Signal Lights. 

Alderman Cullerton presented an order for the in- 
stallation of "Stop and Go" lights at the intersection 
of N. Laramie avenue and W. Addison street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Claim of Joseph Bonavolont. 

Alderman Cullerton presented a claim of Joseph 
Bonavolont for compensation for damage to an auto- 
mobile, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-NINTH WARD. 



Nicholas A. Andreos: Driveway. 

Alderman Brody presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Nicholas A. Andreos to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, 14 feet wide, in front 
of the premises known as No. 4555 W. Thorndale 
avenue; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing 
the construction and maintenance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Brody moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Claim of Mrs. Mary E. Nist. 

Alderman Brody presented a claim of Mrs. Mary E. 
Nist for compensation for personal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FORTIETH WARD. 



Herman Wise: Driveway. 

Alderman Ross presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Herman Wise, No. 4821 N. Ridgeway avenue, to 
construct and maintain one private driveway across 
the sidewalk, ten feet wide, in front of the prem- 
ises known as No. 3231 W. Victoria street; said 
permit to be issued and the work therein author- 
ized to be done in accordance with the ordinances 
of the City of Chicago governing the construction 
and maintenance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Ross moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Proposed Employment of a Head Clerk in Lieu of a 
Principal Clerk in the Bureau of Water. 

Alderman Ross presented an ordinance to authorize 
the employment of a head clerk in lieu of a principal 
clerk in the Bureau of Water, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Claims of Edward G. Simmons and George M. 
Weninger. 

Alderman Ross presented claims of Edward G. Sim- 
mons and George M. Weninger for compensation for 
damage to automobiles, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FORTY-FIRST WARD. 



the Grace Gospel Mission Church located at Nos. 
5528-5530 N. Long avenue. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Cowhey moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, LindelL, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — -None. 



Sisters of the Resurrection: Free Installation of a 
Water Service Pipe. 

Alderman Cowhey presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to issue all necessary permits for tapping onto City 
water main, free of charge, notwithstanding other 
ordinances of the City to the contrary, to the Sis- 
ters of the Resurrection, for the purpose of provid- 
ing water service for an addition to the existing 
school building at No. 7600 N. Talcott avenue; said 
building to be used exclusively for school purposes 
and not leased or otherwise used with a view to 
profit. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and approval. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Cowhey moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 



Direction to Improve the Center Parkway of 
Medina Av. between N. Milwaukee and N. 

Melvina Aves. 



N. 



Grace Gospel Mission Church: Free Use of City Water. 

Alderman Cowhey presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to give free water to 



Alderman Cowhey presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to improve the center 
parkway of N. Medina avenue between N. Mil- 
waukee and N. Melvina avenues and to charge this 
work to Account 83-S-7. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Cowhey moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 



Direction to Remove a Water Meter. 

Alderman Cowhey presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to have water meter 
removed from the premises known as No. 5036 N. 
Menard avenue. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Cowhey moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 



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Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Pcrten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. ' 



Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Cowhey moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Alderman Cowhey presented the following orders: 

I. J. Cleve: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
I. J. Cleve to construct and maintain one driveway 
across the sidewalk, eight feet wide, in front of the 
premises known as No. 6661 N. Sioux avenue; said 
permit to be issued and the work therein author- 
ized to be done in accordance with the ordinances 
of the City of Chicago governing the construction 
and maintenance of driveways. 



William E. Gardner: Driveway, 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
William E. Gardner to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, eight feet wide, in 
front of the premises known as No. 6032 N. Navarre 
avenue; said permit to be issued and the work 
tlierein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing 
the construction and maintenance of driveways. 



James B. Inglish: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
James B. Inglish to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, eight feet wide, in 
front of the premises known as No. 6456 N. Minne- 
haha avenue; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing 
the construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Direction to Paint Pedestrian Lanes at Certain 
Intersections. 

Ordered, That the City Traffic Engineer be and 
he is hereby directed to have pedestrian lanes 
painted at the following intersections: 

N. Milwaukee and W. Higgins avenues; 

N. Milwaukee avenue and W. Ainslie street; 

N. Milwaukee and W. Bryn Mawr avenues. 



Claim of P. Rasmussen. 

Alderman Cowhey presented a claim of P. Rasmus- 
sen for compensation for damage to an automobile, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FORTY-THIRD WARD. 



Alderman Bauler presented the following orders: 

D. L. Moody Memorial Church: Illuminated Sign. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to D. L. Moody Memorial Church to erect 
and maintain illuminated sign, 12 feet by 7 feet, 
to project over the sidewalk adjoining the premises 
known as No. 1609 N. La Salle street; the said per- 
mit to be issued and the work therein authorized 
to be done in accordance with the ordinances of the 
City of Chicago governing the construction and 
maintenance of illuminated signs of this character. 
This privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 



Charles H. Morse, William P. Rend, Louise N. Jackson, 

L. B. Kilbourne and Katherine L. Kilbourne: 

Canopies. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
Charles H. Morse, William P. Rend, Louise N. Jack- 
son, L. B. Kilbourne and Katherine L. Kilbourne 
to maintain two existing canopies over the side- 
walk in E. Scott street, attached to the building or 
structure located at Nos. 60-70 E. Scott street for 
a period of ten (10) years from November 20, 1939, 
in accordance with plans and specifications to be 
filed with the Commissioner of Public Works and 
approved by the Commissioner of Buildings and the 
Chief Fire Prevention Engineer, said canopies not 
to exceed twelve feet in length nor eighteen feet 
in width; upon the filing of the application and 
bond and payment of the initial compensation pro- 
vided for by ordinances relating to the construction 
and maintenance of canopies, except that compen- 
sation shall be paid annually, in advance. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Bauler moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Direction for the Preparation of Estimates for the 
Installation of Suitable Gas or Electric Lights 
* on N. Overhill Av, 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to prepare estimates covering the installa- 
tion of suitable gas or electric street lights on N. 
Overhill avenue from W. Touhy avenue northward. 



Proposed Establishment of a Loading Zone. 

Alderman Bauler presented an ordinance for the 
establishment of a loading zone in front of the prem- 
ises known as Nos. 1609-1611 N. Sheffield avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



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FORTY-FOURTH WARD. 



Alderman Grealis moved to pass the orders. 
The motion prevailed. 



Authorization for the Engrossing of a Resolution 
Extending Congratulations to the Little Sisters of 
the Poor on Their One Hundredth Anniversary. 

Alderman Grealis presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City: Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the City Clerk be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to have prepared 
three engrossed copies of the resolution extending 
congratulations to the Little Sisters of the Poor on 
their One Hundredth Anniversary, adopted by the 
City Council on October 18, 1939; and the City 
Comptroller and City Treasurer are authorized and 
directed to pass for payment vouchers in payment 
for such work when properly approved by the 
Chairman of the Committee on Finance. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Grealis moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 



Alderman Grealis presented the following orders: 
Oscar Mayer & Co.: Driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Oscar Mayer & Company to construct and maintain 
three 16-foot driveways across the sidewalk in front 
of the premises known as Nos. 327-335 W. Goethe 
street; said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



Oscar Mayer & Co.: Rescinding of Permission for 
Certain Driveways on N. Sedgwick St. 

Ordered, That an order heretofore passed by this 
Council on November 15th, 1939, as shown at page 
1246 of the Council Proceedings of that date, grant- 
ing to Oscar Mayer & Company permission to con- 
struct three driveways in front of No. 1257 N. Sedg- 
wick street, be and the same is hereby repealed. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 



Direction for the Giving of Assistance for the Acquisi- 
tion of a Site for "The Clarence Buckingham 
Playground"; Etc. 

Alderman Grealis presented the following resolu- 
tion: 

Whereas, By the will of Kate Sturges Bucking- 
ham a bequest of $50,000 was made for the purpose 
of establishing a public playground for children in 
the City of Chicago, the title and control of such 
playground to be conveyed to and held by the City 
of Chicago in perpetuity, and the playground to be 
known as "The Clarence Buckingham Playground"; 
and 

Whereas, Said last will and testament further 
provided as a condition to receiving this bequest 
that the City of Chicago should agree to maintain 
and operate said playground in a suitable manner; 
and 

Whereas, Before the executors of the estate of 
Kate Sturges Buckingham expend money for the 
acquisition and equipment of a playground they 
desire assurance that the city will comply with the 
condition contained in said last will and testament 
and will undertake to maintain and operate said 
playground in a suitable manner; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That it is the sense of the City Council 
that the City take the necessary steps to assist in the 
acquisition of a playground for children as pro- 
vided in the last will and testament of Kate Sturges 
Buckingham, and that upon the conveyance to the 
City of such playground it be maintained and oper- 
ated in a suitable manner at the expense of the 
City of Chicago. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said resolution without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Grealis moved to adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Prohibition against Parking at Sundry 
Locations. 

Alderman Grealis presented ordinances to prohibit 
the parking of vehicles at the following locations: 

Nos. 644-648 N. Clark street; 

Nos. 1292-1298 N. Clybourn avenue; 

No. 1011 N. Rush street; 

which were 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Claim of Lawson Drug C,o. 

Alderman Grealis presented a claim of Lawson 
Drug Company for compensation for damage to prop- 
erty, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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FORTY-FIFTH WARD. 



Direction to Install Traffic Warning Lights. 

Alderman Meyer presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to install "Stop" flicker lights at the inter- 
section of W. Barry avenue and N. Leavitt street. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Meyer moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Inclusion of a Portion of N. Paulina St. 
in the Arterial Highway System. 

Alderman Meyer presented an ordinance to include 
N. Paulina street, between W. Wrightwood and W. 
Lawrence avenues, in the Arterial Highway System 
of the City of Chicago, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Proposed Designation of a Certain Alley as a 
One-Way-Traffic Highway. 

Alderman Meyer presented an ordinance to desig- 
nate the east-and-west alley in the block bounded by 
W. Fletcher street, W. Belmont avenue, N. Ravens- 
wood avenue and N. Paulina street as a one-way- 
traffic highway, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Claims of Hendle Bros, and Peter Manos. 

Alderman Meyer presented a claim of Hendle 
Brothers for a refund of license fee, and a claim of 
Peter Manos for a refund of court costs, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FORTY-SIXTH WARD. 



Prohibition against Peddling in a Certain Area. 

Alderman Young presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. In the district herein designated, no 
person shall peddle any merchandise, article or 
thing whatsoever, as prohibited by the provisions 
of section 160-13 of the Municipal Code of Chicago 
providing that "No one having a peddler's license 
shall peddle any merchandise or any other article 
or thing whatsoever at any time within districts 
which have been or shall be hereafter so designated 
by the City Council," which district shall be as 
follows: 



"Area bounded by W. Melrose street. Lake 
Shore drive, W. Cornelia avenue and N. Broad- 
way". 

Section 2. Any person violating the provisions 
of this ordinance shall be subject to the penalty 
provided for in section 160-14 of the Municipal 
Code of Chicago, which provides that "Any ped- 
dler who shall be guilty of any fraud, cheat, mis- 
representation, or imposition or who shall violate 
any of the provisions of this chapter shall be fined 
not less than five dollars nor more than two hun- 
dred dollars for each offense where no other pen- 
alty is provided in this chapter." 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Young moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 



Proposed Prohibition against Parking at No. 3732 
N. Pine Grove Av. 

Alderman Young presented an ordinance to prohibit 
the parking of vehicles in front of the premises known 
as No. 3732 N. Pine Grove avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Proposed Employment by the City Clerk of a 
Principal Clerk in Lieu of a Senior Clerk. 

Alderman Young presented an ordinance to author- 
ize the City Clerk to employ a principal clerk in lieu 
of a senior clerk, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance.' 



Claim of Harold F. Warshaw. 

Alderman Young presented a claim of Harold F. 
Warshaw for compensation for damage to an automo- 
bile, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FORTY-SEVENTH WARD. 



Direction to Install a Traffic Warning Sign. 

Alderman Hilburn presented the following order 



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Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to install a "stop" sign at the intersec- 
tion of N. Wolcott avenue and W. Lawrence ave- 
nue. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Hilburn moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Acceptance of the Dedication of Certain 

Property for Public Street Purposes 

(N. Claremont Av.). 

Alderman Hilburn presented a resolution for the 
acceptance of dedication of certain land by Frank T. 
and Henry J. Huening for street purposes (N. Clare- 
mont avenue between W. Argyle street and W. Lawr- 
ence avenue), which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Prohibition against Parking on Portions on N. Ravens- 
wood and W. Wilson Aves. 

Alderman Hilburn presented an ordinance to pro- 
hibit the parking of vehicles on N. Ravenswood ave- 
nue (east side) for distances of 25 feet north and 
south of W. Wilson avenue, and on W. Wilson avenue 
(both sides) between N. Ravenswood avenue and a 
line 25 feet east thereof, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Proposed Employment by the Commissioner of Police 
of a Senior Clerk in Lieu of a Junior Clerk. 

Alderman Hilburn presented an order to authorize 
the Commissioner of Police to employ a senior clerk 
in lieu of a junior clerk in the Bureau of Criminal 
Investigation and Statistics, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



1035 W. Lawrence avenue, the said permit to be 
issued and the work therein authorized to be done 
in accordance with the ordinances of the City of 
Chicago governing the construction and mainte- 
nance of illuminated signs of this character. This 
privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Quirk moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Prohibition against Parking at No. 4620 N. 
Beacon St. and at No. 702 W. Irving Park Road. 

Alderman Quirk presented ordinances to prohibit 
the parking of vehicles in front of the premises known 
as No. 4620 N. Beacon street, and in front of the 
premises known as No. 702 W. Irving Park road, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



FORTY-NINTH WARD. 



H. W. Abelman: Driveway. 

Alderman Keenan presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to H. W. Abelman to construct and main- 
tain one driveway across the sidewalk, eight feet 
wide, in the rear of the premises known as No. 
6152 N. Kenmore avenue; said permit to be issued 
and the work therein authorized to be done in 
accordance with the ordinances of the City of 
Chicago governing the construction and mainte- 
nance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Keenan moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Employment of a Principal Clerk in Lieu of 
a Senior Clerk in the Bureau of Water. 

Alderman Hilburn presented an order to authorize 
the employment of a principal clerk in lieu of a senior 
clerk in the Bureau of Water, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FORTY-EIGHTH WARD. 



James Restaurant: Illuminated Sign. 

Alderman Quirk presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to James Restaurant to erect and main- 
tain an illuminated sign, 9'xl9', to project over the 
sidewalk adjoining the premises known as No. 



Direction for a Conference with the County Commis- 
sioners and County Treasurer for the Formula- 
tion of Plans to Collect Delinquent Taxes. 

Alderman Keenan presented the following resolu- 
tion: 

Whereas, During the past five months the Com- 
mittee on Consolidation, Reorganization and Taxa- 
tion has been and is engaged in compiling statistics 
relative to delinquent taxes; and 

Whereas, These statistics show approximately 
$125,000,000 due to the City of Chicago on Real 
Estate, Personal Property, and from Railroads, for 
the years 1928 through 1938; and 

Whereas, These delinquent items have been com- 
piled from the books of the County Treasurer 
showing individuals and corporations who owe 
these delinquent taxes; and 



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Whereas, From these hundreds of thousands of owes these delinquent taxes, and where they may 

accounts, there are attached hereto fifty sample be located, and to formulate plans to collect these 

accounts :selected at random showing monies due and the thousands of other delinquent items, 

which are collectible as these individuals and cor- .^ . , . , •. .- 

porations are still in business and listed in the Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 

telephone Taook, and from a cursory study it is ^aid resolution without reference thereof to a com- 

believed that they are able to pay; therefore be it mittee. 

hereby Alderman Keenan moved to adopt the resolution.. 

Resolv^, That the Committee on Consolidation, The motion prevailed. 
Reorganization and Taxation be instructed to con- 
fer with the County Board and the County Treas- The following are the delinquent tax items sub- 
urer calling attention to the information as to who mitted with the foregoing resolution: 

NAME 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 Total 

ACE LAUNDRY CO., 

1773 Peterson Avenue $5,931.15 $3,338.76 $9,269.91 

A.B.C. ELECTROTYPE CO^ 
c/o Charles N. Schulman, 
522 S. Clinton Avenue $1,225.44 1,035.63 $2,117.67 4,378.74 

ACME CHECK PRINTERS, 

360 E. Grand Avenue $2,377.62 2,377.62 

ABRAHAM M. FRANKLIN, Adm., 

5129 S. Ingleside Avenue $2,039.63 2,039.63 

ACTIVE TYPESETTING CO., 

426 S. Clinton Street 1,552.23 1,380.84 2,826.34 5,759.41 

ACE BEVERAGE CO., 

1339 Taylor Street 6,535.68 6,535.68 

THE ALLIANCE PRINTERS & 
PUBLISHERS, INC., 
1406 W. Division Street 3,665.40 3,665.40 

ADVANCE PACKING CO., 

1127 W. 47th Street 6,435.23 6,435.23 

AETNA LIFE INSURANCE CO., 

1 N. LaSalle Street 7,368.04 7,368.04 

AMERICAN CATALOGUE 
PRINTING CO., 
1231 N. Ashland Avenue 2,175.45 3,302.21 5,477.66 

ALGOMA PLYWOOD & 
VENEER CO., 
1234 N. Halsted Street 4,367.35 4,662.00' 9,029.35 

ASSOCIATED CLOTHING CO., 

INC., 

1000 Roosevelt Road 1,497.00 5,868.57 11,872.73 26,046.30 

6,808.00 
A. & L. FINANCE CO., 

160 N. LaSalle Street 1,440.78 2,370.96 3,811.74 

BISMARCK BREWING CO., * 

2760 Archer Avenue 6,430.09 1,115.73 1,369.08 8,923.90 

BELL LAUNDRY CO., 

2711 Crawford Avenue 1,195.47 2,071.26' 4,705.88 7,972.61 

BOOTH FISHERIES CO., INC., 

501 N. Desplaines Avenue 2,042.42 2,042.42 

BLOCK, PHILLIPS D., 

1525 Astor Street 6,560.81 6,560.81 

BISTOR, JAMES E., 

219 Lake Shore Drive 8,735.70 8,735.70 

BLAKELY STORES, INC., 

951 W. 35th Street 1,332.44 1,056.72 2,389.16 

BLACKWOOD HOTEL CO., 

5200 Blackstone Avenue 8,580.30 4,139.39 12,719.69 



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NAME 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 Total 



CHICAGO BINDER & FILE CO., 

607 S. Dearborn Street 9,365.07 , 9,365.07 

CHECKER CAB CO., 

114 W. Ohio Street 10,600.82 10,600.82 

CHICAGO SUGAR COMPANY, 

358 W. Harrison Street 6,435.23 6,435.23 

CHARLES BODACH & SONS, 

1724 N. Winchester Avenue 16,503.30 16,503.30 

CHICAGO ROTOPRINT CO., 

4601 Belmont Avenue 6,259.62 6,259.62 

CLAPP, RILEY & HALL 
EQUIP. CO., 
14 N. Clinton Street 12,452.85 18,419.51 3,090.13 36,318.77 

CLARESEY-LYNCH CO., 

3211 S. Wood Street , 1,030.26 1,030.26 

CLARION MORTGAGE 
FINANCE ASSOCIATION, 
7 S. Dearborn Street— Rm. 1220 . 1,326.02 1,326.02 

COE LABORATORIES, INC., 

6033 S. Wentworth Avenue 2,549.57 1,255.05 1,035.22 1,135.93 5,975.77 

COLISEUM BLDG. CORP., 

1513 S. Wabash Avenue 1,458.17 1,840.29 3.293.46 

CONGRESS SAFE DEPOSIT CO., 

510 S. Wabash Avenue 1,440.78 2,787.31 3,592.85 7,820.94 

CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS 
CO., 
135 N. LaSalle Street 4,634.03 15,077.22 12,624.89 32,336.14 

CONSUMERS CO., 

Ill W. Washington Street 3,059.44 3,059.44 

BENJAMIN COLITZ & CO., 

3719 S. Kedzie Avenue 1,716.06 1,440.78 2,963.70 3,484.02 2,113.44 11,718.00 

R. F. CONWAY CO., 

33 N. LaSalle Street 7,381.54 10,538.99 18,807.48 1,511.11 38,239.12 

FASHION BRAND CLOTHES, 

2226 Wabansia Avenue 3,735.90 3,530.67 7,266.57 

FIDELITY MANAGEMENT 
FINANCE CORP., 
Ill W. Washington Street 2,378.42 2,378.42 

FEDERAL METER CORP., 

7 S. Dearborn Street 8,580.30 8,580.30 

FINCHLEY EST., INC., 

19 E. Jackson Boulevard 2,047.91 2,775.39 7,374.20 

2,550.90* 
FISHBAUGH ELECTRICAL 

BRAKE SERV., 

2721 S. Wabash Avenue 2,145.08 • 2,145.08 

L. FISH FURN. CO., 

2225 W. Pershing Road 2,903.32 3,692.04 37,868.80 

3,475.86 
4,681.24 
3,538.44 
3,828.57 
2,737.49 
2,737.49 
7,383.94 
2,890.41 

FLORSHEIM, LOUIS S., 

1301 N. State Street 1,050.72 5,594.40 6,645.12 



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NAME 



1931 



1932 



1933 



1934 



1935 



1936 



1937 



Total 



FRANKLIN McVEAGH & CO., 

1347 S. Clinton Street 8,782.81 

FORD BROS. LAUNDRY, INC., 

5723 S. State Street 



GENERAL FIBER CO., 

3801 S. Racine Avenue 4,981.13 

GAW-0'HARA ENVELOPE CO., 

500 N. Sacramento Avenue 



2,178.56 



GATEWAY SECURITIES CO., 
757 W. 79th Street 



LEAF OVERALL CO., INC., 
2352 W. Cermak Road 



16y339.20 



3,601.95 



2,261.07 



2,009.84 



4,322.34 



10,567.20 



LEBOLDTS INC.— Delaware, 

33 N. State Street 10,438.92 

LOFTIS BROTHERS & CO., 

1361 Milwaukee Avenue 

LEVI, DAVID & CO., ' * 

3900 Emerald Avenue 5,148.18 

LOGAN DEPARTMENT STORE, 

2778 Milwaukee Avenue 9,768.00 10,392.38 

LONDON, LLOYDS (J. S. Lord), 

111 W. Monroe Street 11,561.46 

BYRNE, THOMAS H 2,339.88 2,071.26 



4,754.58 6,717.72 3,307.62 



6,915.30 



11,043.88 

3,601.95 

4,981.13 

4,183.40 

4,322.34 

10,567.20 

25,121.84 

16,339.20 

12,063.48 

t 

20,160.38 

11,561.46 

4,410.64 



Sundry Claims. 

Alderman Keenan presented claims of Nora Har- 
wood, Mary Heimrath Joyce, Lambert M. Krickl, 
Frank A. Steiger, Joseph J. Stiller, and Mrs. Clara 
Sutter (as administratrix), for refunds of 90% of 
special assessments for water supply pipes, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



the City Clerk to employ a senior clerk in lieu of a 
junior clerk, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FIFTIETH WARD. 



Claim of Cora Grefe. 

Alderman Quinn presented a claim of Cora Grefe 
for compensation for damage to wearing apparel, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



George Mudloff: Driveway. 

Alderman Quinn presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
George Mudloff to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, ten feet wide, in 
front of the premises known as No. 1824 W. Hood 
avenue for private purposes; said permit to be 
issued and the work therein authorized to be done 
in accordance with the ordinances of the City of 
Chicago governing the construction and mainte- 
nance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Quinn moved to pass the order. 
The motion prevailed. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



Proposed Employment by the City Clerk of a Senior 
Clerk in Lieu of a Junior Clerk. 

Alderman Quinn presented an order to authorize 



Provision for the Enforcement of Liens on Real Estate 
for Unpaid Water Bills. 

On motion of Alderman Arvey the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Finance on an ordinance for the en- 
forcement of liens on real estate for unpaid water 
bills, deferred and published October 30, 1939, page 
1122. 

Alderman Arvey presented an ordinance for the 
enforcement of liens on real estate for unpaid water 
bills and moved to substitute said ordinance for the 
ordinance recommended by the Committee on Fi- 
nance, and to pass said substitute ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said substitute ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, McDermott, 



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Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 41. 

Nays — Aldermen Smith, Hartnett, Hogan, Kovarik 
Boyle and Pacelli — 6. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. Sections 185-45 and 185-46 of the 
Municipal Code of Chicago hereby are repealed 
and two new sections are to be inserted in lieu 
thereof to read as follows: 

185-45. Lien for unpaid water bills.) Any 

water taxes, rates or rents assessed or charged 
pursuant to ordinance shall be a lien upon the 
premises or real estate upon or for which the 
water was used or supplied. 

The lien for such water taxes, rates or rents 
that have he^ assessed or charged and remain- 
ing unpaid, in whole or in part, may be enforced 
in the following manner: 

Suit shall be commenced as hereinafter pro- 
vided or a claim for lien in the name of the city 
shall be filed in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, or in the office of the 
Registrar of Titles of Cook County if the prop- 

I erty affected is registered under the Torrens 

System, within four months after such water 
taxes, rates or rents shall have become due and 
payable. The claim for lien shall be verified by 
affidavit of the superintendent of water, or any 
subordinate of the superintendent of water fa- 
miliar with the facts, and shall consist of a brief 
statement of the nature of the claim including: 
(1) that water was furnished by the city; (2) 
a description of the premises or real property 
sufficient for identification upon or for which 
the water has been furnished; (3) the quantity of 

_ "ivater so furnished if registered by meter; (4) 
that such water was furnished at rates and 
charges fixed by assessment as provided by ordi- 
nance if not registered by meter; (5) the amount 
or amounts of money due therefor; and (6) the 
dates when such amount or amounts became due 
and payable. Before the aforesaid claim for lien 
shall be filed, or suit shall be commenced, the 
city shall give a ten days' notice, by registered 
mail, to the owner or agent of such property on 
which the delinquency exists, that the city will, 
at the expiration of said ten-day period, make 
claim for lien, or file such suit. 

185-46. Foreclosure suit.) Suit shall be com- 
menced in the name of the city to enforce its lien 
by foreclosure proceedings in any court of com- 
petent jurisdiction in the county within four 
months after any water taxes, rates or rents as- 
sessed or charged have become due and payable 
and in case a claim for lien has been filed within 
four months as provided in the preceding sec- 
tion, such suit shall be commenced within two 
years after such claim for lien has been filed. 
Any person interested in the premises or real 
estate affected may be made a party defendant 
to such suit and any judgment, decree or order 
of sale of the premises or real estate subject to 



such lien shall affect only the interest therein of 
the parties defendant in such suit. 

Section 2. Chapter 185 of the Municipal Code 
of Chicago hereby is amended by adding a new 
section to be known as section 185-46.1, which 
shall be as follows: 

185-46.1. Release of lien.) Any claim for lien 
or suit to enforce same shall be released, dis- 
charged or dismissed upon payment of the water 
taxes, rates or rents for which such claim for 
lien or suit has been filed, together with all re- 
cording charges, court costs and all other expen- 
ditures made or incurred by the city in perfect- 
ing and enforcing its lien. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage and due publica- 
tion. 



Allowance of a Variation from the Requirements of 

the Chicago Zoning Ordinance (Nos. 11521-11525 

S. State St.). 

4 

On motion of Alderman Cullerton the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of 
the Committee on Buildings and Zoning on a resolu- 
tion adopted by the Board of Appeals recommending 
allowance of a variation from the requirements of the 
Chicago Zoning Ordinance as to the premises known 
as Nos. 11521-11525 S. State street, deferred and pub- 
lished October 30, 1939, page 1132. 

Alderman Cullerton moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the ordinance submitted therewith 
[printed in Pamphlet No. 37]. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, On September 11, 1939, the Board of 
Appeals adopted the following resolution: 

"Whereas, Joseph E. Dickman, Trustee, filed, 
July 7, 1939, an application under the zoning or- 
dinance to permit, in a manufacturing district 
nearer than 400 ft. to an apartment district, the 
erection of a one-story building, 20x24 ft., to be 
used as a coffee roasting plant, on premises at 
11521-25 S. State street; and 

Whereas, the decision of the Commissioner of 
Buildings rendered July 6, 1939 reads: 

'Application not approved. Proposed im- 
provement does not conform with require- 
ments of zoning ordinance.'; 

and 

Whereas, the proposed use is to be located in , 
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an apartment district and would violate the strict 
letter of the zoning ordinance; and 

Whereas, a public hearing was held on this ap- 
lication by the board of appeals at its regular 
meeting held on September 11, 1939, after due 
public notice by publication in the Chicago Jour- 
nal of Commerce on August 26, 1939; and 

Whereas, the use district maps show that the 
premises are located in a manufacturing district 
nearer than 400 ft. to an apartment district; and 

Whereas, the board of appeals is authorized by 
law in cases where there are practical difficulties 
or particular hardship in the way of carrying out 
the strict letter of the zoning ordinance to hear 
and recommend variations of such ordinance to 
the City Council under rules provided in the zon- 
ing ordinance; and 

Whereas, in the rules provided in the zoning 
ordinance relating to the authority of the board 
of appeals to recommend variations to the City 
Council there appears the following rule in Sec- 
tion 28, par. (8): 

'Permission to maintain a * * * M2 use any- 
where in a Manufacturing District which 
otherwise would not be permitted by this or- 
dinance, where clearly the appropriate use of 
neighboring property is not injured thereby.'; 

and 

Whereas, the board of appeals, having fully 
heard the testimony and arguments of the parties 
and being fully advised in the premises, finds that 
the proposed use is to be located in a manufac- 
turing district and that the applicant should be 
granted relief on the ground of particular hard- 
ship in the way of carrying out the strict letter of 
the zoning ordinance on condition that all permits 
necessary for the erection of the proposed build- 
ing shall be obtained with three months and all 
work involved shall be completed within six 
months after the passage of an ordinance by the 
City Council; that plans in triplicate shall be ap- 
proved by the Board of Appeals before a building 
permit is issued herein and that all other ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago shall be complied 
with before a certificate of occupancy is issued 
herein; and 

Whereas, the board further finds that the pro- 
posed use is to be located in a manufacturing dis- 
trict nearer than 400 ft. to an apartment district 
and immediately adjacent to a railroad right of 
way; that the proposed use will be so conducted 
that the appropriate use of neighboring property 
will not be injured thereby; that there is particu- 
lar hardship in this case and that the variation 
may be made consistently in harmony with the 
intent and purpose of the zoning regulations and 
would not be detrimental to the public welfare, 
safety or health. 

Resolved, that the board of appeals by virtue 
of the authority conferred upon it does hereby 
recommend that the City Council enact the fol- 
lowing ordinance: 

'Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That pursuant to Section 28, par- 
agraph (8) of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance 
as amended, a variation be and the same is 
hereby allowed for the erection of a one-story 
building, 20 x 24 ft., to be used as a coffee 



roasting plant on premises at 11521-25 S. State 
street in conformity with the findings and rec- 
ommendations of the board of appeals of the 
City of Chicago on September 11, 1939. 

Section 2. The Commissioner of Buildings is 
hereby ordered and directed to grant permis- 
sion for the erection of a one-story building, 
20 X 24 ft., to be used as a coffee roasting plant 
on premises at 11521-25 S. State street on con- 
dition that all permits necessary for the erec- 
tion of the proposed building shall be obtained 
within three months and all work involved 
shall be completed within six months after the 
passage of this ordinance; that plans in tripli- 
cate shall be approved by the Board of Appeals 
before a building permit is issued herein and 
that all other ordinances of the City of Chi- 
cago shall be complied with before a certificate 
of occupancy is issued herein. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
and effect from and after its passage.' "; 

now, therefore, 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That pursuant to Section 28, para- 
graph (8) of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance as 
amended, a variation be and the same is hereby 
allowed for the erection of a one-story building, 
20 X 24 ft., to be used as a coffee roasting plant on 
premises at 11521-25 S. State street in conformity 
with the findings and recommendations of the 
Board of Appeals of the City of Chicago on Sep- 
tember 11, 1939. 

Section 2. The Commissioner of Buildings is 
hereby ordered and directed to grant permission 
for the erection of a one-story building, 20 x 24 ft., 
to be used as a coffee roasting plant on premises at 
11521-25 S. State street on condition that all per- 
mits necessary for the erection of the proposed 
building shall be obtained within three months and 
all work involved shall be completed within six 
months after the passage of this ordinance; that 
plans in triplicate shall be approved by the Board 
of Appeals before a building permit is issued herein 
and that all other ordinances of the City of Chi- 
cago shall be complied with before a certificate of 
occupancy is issued herein. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage. 



Changes in the Requirements for the Installation of 

Relief Valves in Connection with Hot Water 

Systems. 

On motion of Alderman Cullerton the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Buildings and Zoning, in the matter 
of amendment of Sections 83-59 and 83-62 of the 
Municipal Code of Chicago concerning the installation 
of relief valves on hot water systems, deferred and 
published November 15, 1939, page 1205. 

Alderman Cullerton moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the ordinance submitted therewith 
[printed in Pamphlet No. 40]. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 



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nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Municipal Code of Chicago 
be and the same hereby is amended as follows: 

a. By striking out Section 83-59; 

b. By striking out the first paragraph of Sec- 
tion 83-62; 

c. By changing the second paragraph of Sec- 
tion 83-62 to read as follows: 

"Relief Valve. An approved relief valve which 
will open when the temperature in the system 
reaches a predetermined maximum temperature 
shall be installed in every domestic heated water 
storage tank, or heater, or in the principal hot 
water supply pipe as near to its connection to the 
storage tank or heating device as is practicable. 
The discharge from this valve shall drain through 
an indirect connection into a plumbing fixture 
or floor drain. Such relief valve shall not be 
smaller than one (1) pipe size less than that of 
the cold water supply to the tank." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Changes in the Regulations Governing the Separation 

of Theaters from Other Occupancies in Multiple - 

Use Buildings. 

On motion of Alderman Cullerton the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Buildings and Zoning in the matter of 
changes in the regulations governing the separation 
of theaters from other occupancies in multiple use 
buildings, deferred and published November 15, 1939, 
page 1205. 

Alderman Cullerton moved to concur in said re- 
port and to pass the ordinance submitted therewith 
[printed in Pamphlet No. 40]. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 



Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 53-39 of the Municipal 
Code of Chicago be and the same is hereby amended 
to read as follows: 

"53-39. Separating Construction. Every the- 
ater shall be separated from every other occu- 
pancy in the same building as provided for in 
Chapter 63— Multiple Use Buildings." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and due 
publication. 

Changes in the Regulations Governing the Erection of 
Single-Family Dwellings of Wood Frame Con- 
struction within the Fire Limits and the Pro- 
visional Fire Limits, to Permit the Use 
of Brick Veneer Construction. 

On motion of Alderman Cullerton the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of 
the Committee on Buildings and Zoning on an ordi- 
nance for amendment of the regulations governing 
the erection of single-family dwellings of wood frame 
construction within the fire limits and the provi- 
sional fire limits to permit the use of brick veneer 
construction, deferred and published November 15, 
1939, page 1205. 

Alderman Cullerton moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the substitute ordinance submitted there- 
with [printed in Pamphlet No. 40]. 

The motion prevailed and said substitute ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. Section 47-4 of the Municipal Code 
of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting therein 
the following after the first sentence in the first 
paragraph: 

"A building of wood frame construction as pro- 
vided in that part of chapter 67 dealing there- 
with, to be occupied exclusively as a single fam- 
ily dwelling not exceeding two stories or thirty 
feet in height and having no one floor with an 
area of more than fifteen hundred square feet 
above or below the first fioor may be erected on 
any vacant lot within the fire limits or the pro- 
visional fire limits of the city, except in anj^ block 
in which fifty-one per cent or more of the lots in 
such block are occupied by buildings of brick 
construction, provided the first story of such 
building from foundation to the top of the first- 
floor ceiling joists is of brick veneer construction 
as defined in Section 73-47." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due 
publication. 



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Changes in the Requirements Governing Clearances 

from Ceilings and Walls of Stoves, Ranges and 

Water Heaters Using Gas. 

On motion of Alderman Cullerton the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of 
the Committee on Buildings and Zoning in the matter 
of changes in the requirements governing clearances 
from ceilings and walls, of stoves, ranges and water 
heaters using gas, deferred and published November 
15, 1939, page 1205. 

Alderman Cullerton moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the ordinance submitted therewith 
[printed in Pamphlet No. 40]. 



The motion prevailed and said 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 



ordinance was 



Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 



nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 80-4 of the Municipal 
Code of Chicago be and the same hereby is amended 
by striking out the sixth classification set out in 
said section and reading as follows: "Domestic 
stoves, ranges, and water heaters using gas or liquid 

fuel 6" No requirements," and by 

inserting in lieu thereof the following: 



"Domestic stoves, ranges and water heaters using liquid fuel 6" No Requirements 

Hotel and Restaurant ranges using gas 6" No Requirements 

Domestic stoves, ranges and water heaters using gas — uninsulated . , . ,• 6" No Requirements 

Domestic stoves, ranges and water heaters using gas — insulated and hearing 

seal of approval of American Gas Association 1" No Requirements 

Domestic stoves, ranges and water heaters using gas — insulated flush type 

and hearing seal of approval of American Gas Association No heated 

surface 
less than 1" No Requirements"; 
Also 

by inserting between the words "thereof" and "shall" in the first line of the last paragraph of said sec- 
tion the words "not provided for in the above table"; and 

by striking out the word "a" appearing in the fifth line of the last paragraph of said section between 
the words "between" and "heat" and substituting in lieu thereof the word "such". 



Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Licensing and Regulation of Currency Exchanges. 

On motion of Alderman Keane the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of 
the Committee on License on an ordinance to license 
and regulate currency exchanges, deferred and pub- 
lished November 15, 1939, page 1207. 

Alderman Keane moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the substitute ordinance submitted there- 
with [printed in Pamphlet No. 41]. 

The motion prevailed and said substitute ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn— 47. 



Nays — ^None. 



The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The Municipal Code of Chicago be 
and it is hereby amended by adding thereto a new 
chapter, to be known as Chapter 115.1, entitled 
"Currency Exchanges," consisting of Sections 
115.1-1 to 115.1-6, both inclusive, and reading as 
follows: 

Chapter 115.1. 

Currency Exchanges. 

115.1-1. Definition.) The term "currency ex- 
change" as used in this chapter shall mean any 
place where checks and drafts are cashed for a 
service charge. 

115.1-2. License required.) No person, other 
than a state or federal banking corporation or 
association, shall engage in the business of or 
conduct a currency exchange within the city 
without first having obtained a license so to do. 

115.1-3. Application.) An application for said 

license shall be made in conformity with the gen- 
eral requirements of this code relating to appli- 
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115.1-4. Fee.) The annuallicense fee for each 
currency exchange licensed under this chapter 
shall be twenty-five dollars. 

Where the applicant desires to engage in the 
business at more than one place witliin the city, 
a separate license shall be required for each such 
place, and the full license fee as' fixed in this 
chapter shall be charged for each such license 
issued. 

115.1-5. Restrictions on place of transacting 
business.) No person shall engage in or conduct 
the business of currency exchange upon any pub- 
lic way or in any public place or at any place of 
business other than that named in the license, 
which place shall be at a fixed and immobile 
location. 

115.1-6. Penalty.) Any person violating any 
of the provisions of this chapter shall be fined not 
less than twenty-five dollars nor more than two 
hundred dollars for each offense, and every day 
that a violation of this chapter shall occur shall 
constitute a separate and distinct offense. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due publi- 
cation. 



American Brake Shoe & Foundry Co.: Conduit. 

On motion of Alderman Hartnett the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of 
the Committee on Local Industries, Streets and Alleys 
on an ordinance for a grant of permission and author- 
ity to the American Brake Shoe & Foundry Company 
to maintain and use an existing conduit, deferred and 
published November 15, 1939, page 1207. 

■ Alderman Hartnett moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance, with compensation as fixed 
by the Committee on Compensation [printed in 
Pamphlet No. 42]. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, CuUerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and 
Quinn — 47. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority be and 
the same are hereby given and granted to the 
American Brake Shoe and Foundry Company, a 
corporation, its successors and assigns, to maintain 
and use as now installed an existing conduit not 
exceeding two (2) feet six (6) inches in width, in- 
side measurements, and one (1) foot two (2) inches 
in depth, under and across S. Hoyne avenue at a 
point approximately two hundred eighteen (218) 
feet south of the southerly line of S. Blue Island 
avenue, said conduit containing pipes and conduits 
for the transmission of heat, air, steam, oil and 



electricity for power, heat and lighting purposes 
between the premises of the grantee situated on 
both sides of S. Hoyne avenue at that point. 

Section 2. The permission and authority herein 
granted shall cease and determine two (2) years 
from and after July 1, 1939, or may be revoked 
at any time prior thereto by the Mayor in his dis- 
cretion v/ithout the consent of the grantee herein 
named. This ordinance shall also be subject to 
amendment, modification or repeal at any time 
without the consent of the said grantee and in case 
of such repeal all the privileges herein granted 
shall thereupon cease and determine. In the event 
of the revocation, amendment, modification or re- 
peal of the authority or privileges herein granted, 
or the termination by lapse of time, the exercise of 
the Mayor's discretion, or the exercise by the City 
Council of the powers above reserved, the grantee 
by the filing of the written acceptance hereinafter 
provided for, shall be understood as consenting 
that the city shall retain all money it shall have 
previously received under the provisions of this 
ordinance from said grantee, said money to be con- 
sidered and treated as compensation for the au- 
thority, permission and privileges enjoyed from 
the date of the passage of this ordinance until such 
action by the Mayor or City Council as the case 
may be. 

Section 3. At the expiration of this ordinance, 
the conduit herein authorized shall be removed un- 
less the authority therefor is renewed. If said con- 
duit shall be removed the space where the same 
shall have been located shall be filled up and the 
pavement over the same restored to a condition 
similar to the balance of the street in the same block 
to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, at the sole expense of the grantee herein, 
without cost or expense of any kind whatsoever to 
the City of Chicago, provided that in the event the 
said grantee shall refuse or neglect to remove said 
conduit when so ordered to do and to restore the 
pavement over said space, said work shall be done 
by the City of Chicago and the cost thereof charged 
to the grantee herein. Said grantee shall do no per- 
manent injury to the said street or in any way in- 
terfere with any public cable, v/ire, pipe or conduit 
therein, and shall not open or incumber more 
of said street than shall be necessary to enable it 
to proceed with advantage in installing said conduit 
and constructing foundations and walls. No permit 
shall be issued allowing any work to be done in 
and about the installation of said conduit until plans 
and specifications of the same shall have been sub- 
mitted to and approved by the Commissioner of 
Public Works. A copy of said plans shall at all 
times remain on file in the office of the Commis-